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Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Andrews Arrested After He Gave Prisoner His Uniform to Help Him Escape

Police have arrested a sheriff's deputy who is accused of helping a prison inmate escape from prison last night by giving him his uniform.

Matthew Andrews, 36, worked for the department in Denver, Colo. for two years and is now charged with a class-three felony after he helped Felix Trujillo, 24, escape from County Corrections.

On Sunday night, police warned the public that Trujillo had escaped from jail and was likely wearing a deputy's uniform.

They said that he "may be armed and should be considered extremely dangerous."

When they arrested Matthews, they learned that Trujillo did escape by wearing a uniform but he did not leave the facility with any weapons.

They are now trying to determine if anyone else was involved in Trujillo's escape.

Officers believe this is the first time anyone has ever escaped from the corrections facility.

Trujillo lived a life of crime, and was being held at the facility on charges of aggravated robbery. But he was also sentenced to six additional months of prison after he tried to escape from jail in 2011 in Adams County.

He was being held on $75,000 bond and was set to appear in court on May 13.

Police have warned the public not to approach Trujillo if they see him, but to contact police instead.

Trujillo is described as a Hispanic male, 5'6" and weighing 143 pounds. He has many tattoos, including some on his neck and torso.

Sources: Daily Mail, NBC News


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