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A manhunt was still going on in Colorado, early on Friday for two inmates who authorities say escaped from a jail in Westcliffe on Sunday, allegedly after a lock to an alternate cell.
Jerry Williams, 39, and Bryan Webb, 30, overpowered the deputy and then took her to prison with the keys in and radio on the run, according to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.
Williams is in jail on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder in the first degree of violence, illegal possession of a gun and in domestic violence. Webb was detained on drug charges, introduction of contraband into a detention facility, and assault on a peace officer, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
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Jerry Williams, 39, and Bryan Webb, 30, are to be regarded as fugitives, after the police due to the assault of a detention center deputy
(Jerry Williams, Bryan Webb/ Custer County Sheriff’s Office)
A blue of the 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan, believed to have been used by the defendants to support their escape, was found to be due to the nearby Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning.
“I would like to be informed of the vehicle without any significant damage and is likely to have been left out in an area that is adjacent to a residential district,” and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
“A deputy [was sent] to Walsenburg for the handling of the vehicle, and the co-ordination, the authorities said on Tuesday. “Huerfano County Law Enforcement continues to track leads on to the two up front in the Walsenburg area, and we will provide updates as we get them.”
As of Wednesday evening, the Custer County deputies received assistance from Huerfano County, Pueblo County and Las Animas County Sheriff ‘ s, but they have made some progress in the arrest of both Williams and Webb.
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“[The government] search for Walsenburg and the surrounding areas, and to consult with family members and friends of Bryan Webb, as well as the follow-up of the information that is reported to us,” the sheriff’s office said.
The delegates added that the two men were seen in the Walsenburg, early on Monday morning, as Webb reportedly visited the home of his parents, but none of the other reports of the place have heard of it since then.
“We will provide updates as soon as we get additional information that is relevant to the apprehension of the escaped fugitives, authorities said Wednesday.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office posted a “Help Wanted” sign on its Facebook page on Wednesday for a Detention Deputy, and, although it is not clear whether it was related to Sunday’s incident.
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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Williams or Webb need to make a call 719-276-5555, ext. #8-or-dial 911 only if you see that the refugees are in place.
Westcliffe is around 147 miles south of Denver.