- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado man escaped jail last week after pretending to be another inmate.

The Denver Post (https://dpo.st/2oVQBi6 ) reported Tuesday that the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating how 31-year-old Shannon Owens was able to escape.

The sheriff’s office says “human error” likely played a role, as Owens was able to impersonate an inmate scheduled to be released.

Officials say Owens escaped on Friday and was arrested Sunday morning at a motel northeast of Denver.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show Owens’ criminal history in the state dates back to 2004, which includes convictions for trespassing and aggravated robbery.

He was being held at the jail on suspicion of violating his robbery parole.

Officials say he now faces an additional charge for escaping.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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