Crime

Denver Deputy Accused of Helping Inmate Escape

criminal got out by wearing a deputy's uniform

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A Denver Sheriff's deputy has been arrested and accused of helping an escapee who left the county jail wearing a deputy's uniform, the sheriff's department said Monday.

The deputy was identified as Matthew Andrews, a two-year veteran of the department, authorities said at a news conference. He is being accused of assisting the escape, a class-three felony. Andrews, 36, was arrested Sunday night at Denver police headquarters.

The escapee was Felix Trujillo, 24, who was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 140 pounds with tattoos on his neck and chest.