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Felix Trujillo, escapee, surrenders amid claims family of deputy who helped him was threatened

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Big photo, video below.
Update: Felix Trujillo, the first-ever escapee from Denver's new jail, slipped away in a deputy's jacket and alleged help from law-enforcer Matthew Andrews; see our previous coverage below.

Now, following the arrest of another accused accomplice, 47-year-old Marilyn Reeves, Trujillo has surrendered to authorities. But plenty of questions remain, with perhaps the largest of them being whether or not Andrews was told that his family would be hurt if he didn't help bust the prisoner out of stir.

As we've reported, Trujillo is said to have escaped around 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. Initial reports suggested that he might be in possession of a deputy's jacket, but a Denver Sheriff's Office alert several hours later made no mention of that possibility. Then, the next day, the Denver Police Department announced that Andrews, a two-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was accused of aiding in Trujillo's flight; he'd actually been in custody since the night before.

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The Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center is Denver's new prisoner intake facility.
By the next day, an explanation for Andrews's seemingly inexplicable actions came from his attorney, Donald Sisson. He told outlets like CBS4 that the day before the escape, a driver pulled up alongside the deputy, pointed a gun at him and said he needed to spring Trujillo "or his life or his family's life would be in jeopardy.

Sources tell CBS4 he not only managed to sneak Trujillo out of jail, but also drove him to an area north of Denver and dropped him off.

With this story circulating, the DPD's next announcement -- about the arrest of Marilyn Reeves on suspicion of aiding an escape -- had something of a defensive air about it. Accompanying the mug shot of Reeves seen here....

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Marilyn Reeves.
...was the text from the aiding escape statute. It describes an offender like so:
(1) Any person who knowingly aids, abets, or assists another person to escape or attempt to escape from custody or confinement commits the offense of aiding escape.

(2) "Escape" is deemed to be a continuing activity commencing with the conception of the design to escape and continuing until the escapee is returned to custody or the attempt to escape is thwarted or abandoned.

(3) "Assist" includes any activity characterized as "rendering assistance" in section 18-8-105.

(4) Aiding escape is a class 2 felony if the person aided was in custody or confinement as a result of conviction of a class 1 or class 2 felony.

(5) Aiding escape is a class 3 felony if the person aided was in custody or confinement and charged with or held for any felony or convicted of any felony other than a class 1 or class 2 felony.

(6) Aiding escape is a class 1 misdemeanor if the person aided was in custody or confinement and charged with, held for, or convicted of a misdemeanor or a petty offense.

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Felix Trujillo in police custody.
Then, around 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Trujillo gave himself up to police near 52nd and Federal. According to 7News, this exchange took place about an hour and a half after an intermediary called the cops and arranged the surrender.

If Trujillo or his associates did indeed conspire to threaten Andrews, more arrests, and more charges, could be coming. Clearly, this case isn't over yet, and neither do we have all the answers. In the meantime, look below to see a 7News report, followed by our previous coverage.

Continue for our previous coverage of the Felix Trujillo escape, including photos and video.



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28 comments
denisse2287
denisse2287

Lol this story is taken out of a movie

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

the police have lost control of not only the city of denver, but also the state of colorado. First the murder of the exec director of prisons by 211 members, now the forced deputy aided escape of a LPP member....... the law is losing. God bless us all if this trend continues to escalate 

Mozart99
Mozart99

Someone here asked me if I could do their job. Yes, with  training. I have been on the front lines in wars and crimes. I could also pass the apparently largely ignored weight requirements DonkeyHotay speaks of.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Q: Why are so many cops so fucking FAT ??

Is grotesque obesity a requisite for the job?

Inquiring minds want to know.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

20 days off W/ PAY !!!

That will punish, while explaining  the temporarily,"taken over by 'Satan' ", actions .....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

What's w/ his 'Monstrous' $10,000 bond ???

That's IDENTICAL to the one I placed following my sole D.U.I. !

Mozart99
Mozart99

our law enforcement system is incompetent and rotten to the core. the good ones won't talk about the bad ones. remember chris dorner. and these people are well paid and with good benefits. and they do not protect the public. they beat them up.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

DPD = corrupt lowlife violent scumbags


stuka1
stuka1

"...any time this sort of situation occurs..."

Just how often does "this sort of situation" occur?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

The cop was PAID but will 'claim' family was threatened by some NEVER-PROVEN source !

10 days suspended W/ PAY, and move along please ......

Check back in ten years and he will have worked his way to captain by then .

What lies in store when he REALLY posses power like a certain sheriff from Arapahoe not too long ago ?

SeizeTheDay
SeizeTheDay

While the deputy jacket might have been a clever disguise, the neck filled with prison tattoos should have been a dead giveaway.

Jane
Jane

That is great.  But then I don't think you should call them all incompetent and rotten to the core.  I don't know how anyone can be commenting and believing everything without knowing the story.

Jane
Jane

Now you want to insult cops on their appereance as well?  Mature.  Pretty sure it isn't a prerequisite for the job.

Jane
Jane

Incompetent and rotten to the core, could you do their job?  No.

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay What does the Denver Police Department have to do with this? The jail and the deputy are part of the Sheriff's office.

Jane
Jane

It didn't say this deputy was violent.   He isn't a scumbag, or a lowlife.  Your name is DonkeyHotay, I'm going to assume your a total dumbass then.

Jane
Jane

You know he was paid?  You know there is some unproven source and he is claiming that?  Do you know,  not everything in the media is true?  Do you know you just made a total ass of yourself by jumping conclusions you know absolutely nothing about.  Let them do their job, post when you actually know something.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay @rockiesfever  

God = Pedophiles Inventor .... 'The Original' !

Bible = The 'How To' manual ....

How much child support did God pay when he blazed on Jesus ?

Mozart99
Mozart99

@Jane They cannot perform their jobs if they are overweight and out of shape. Yes, I have seen many cases like this. If you want to defend the boys in blue be my guest.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@davebarnes ... City AND County of Denver ... a corrupt scumbag cop is a corrupt scumbag cop, no matter what uniform or badge they cower behind.

DPD, DSO, DLEO ... same turds, different wrappers.

Jane
Jane

I agree but not all of them are, or corrupt, and this isn't a good case to base that off of.    I will defend the boys in blue.  I'm sure you could do their job with training etc.  It doesn't mean their job isn't extremely difficult beyond the physical aspects.  I appoligize I just feel so many comments on this case are so unfair.

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