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More arrests possible in Denver jail escape

8:45 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER- Felix Trujillo, the inmate who escaped from the Denver jail on Sunday evening, is back behind bars and being questioned about how he did it.

Denver police are not ruling out more arrests in this case.

Commander Ron Saunier, head of the DPD Major Crimes Unit, says the investigation is far from over.

"There could be more arrests to come for those who were out there assisting him that were working and hiding him," Saunier said.

According to 9NEWS sources, a relative of Trujillo called police to arrange a peaceful surrender Wednesday afternoon.

Police did not release details of the arrest but an attorney for Trujillo says the escapee's family made arrangements for him to surrender "in a safe and uneventful manner."

Trujillo turned himself in to authorities near West 50th Avenue and Federal Boulevard around 2 p.m. without incident.

Trujillo escaped the Denver County Jail Sunday and was at-large for roughly 67 hours before his surrender.

Denver deputy Matthew Andrews, 36, is accused of assisting Trujillo escape.

"To the extent that Deputy Andrews had any involvement in Felix Trujillo's escape, his actions were compelled by threats to his life or his family's life," attorney Donald Sisson said. "At no time was there ever an agreement to assist Felix Trujillo with his escape in exchange for money."

On Saturday, Sisson said, a driver pulled up alongside Andrews and aimed a gun at him, telling him that his family and his life would be in jeopardy unless he helped get Trujillo out of jail.

Andrews apparently did not report the incident to his supervisors or police.

A third arrest was announced Wednesday. Marilyn Reeves is facing charges of aiding in the escape.

"I don't want to go into the relationship that's there," said Saunier when asked how Reeves knows Trujillo and how she allegedly aided in his escape.

The Deputy Chief of the Denver Sheriff's Department Gary Wilson said the department will continue to review its policy so that another escape will not occur.

"We are relieved that Felix Trujillo is back in custody. And I can tell you as the head of this agency I'm very disturbed by this issue. We continue to review our polices, our procedures, and our training to make sure that this issue and problem will never happen again," Wilson said.

Trujillo is not in custody at the Denver jail from which he escaped. Saunier says he is being held at another facility, where police expect to be questioning him quite a bit in the days to come.

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