Coloradans are told to be on the lookout for two inmates said to have escaped Custer County Jail in Westcliffe, Colorado on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at approximately 10:30 PM.
Inmates identified as 39-year-old Jerry Williams of La Junta and 30-year-old Bryan Webb of Walsenberg allegedly overpowered a female detention deputy, locking her in a cell and stealing her jail keys and radio. During their escape, the inmates are also said to have acquired keys to a blue 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan. They then allegedly left the facility in the stolen van with a recent press release stating they had been last spotted in the Rye, Colorado area.
According to a report by the Denver Post, the deputy that was attacked should recover from injuries sustained, which included an elbow to the face.
Williams was being held in the jail with charges that include 1st degree attempted murder. Webb was being held for a number of things, including drug charges and assault on a peace officer.
At the time of their escape, the suspects were wearing orange pants and shirts. They may also have a black sheriff’s office jacket.
The Custer County Jail is quite small, consisting of six cells. It’s located in the small town of Westcliffe, Colorado, which is home to roughly 600 residents and set in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.
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