GOLDEN – Four juvenile inmates were caught Sunday morning after escaping from the Lookout Mountain Youth Corrections Facility in Golden.
Around midnight, Golden Police dispatch received a call from a staff member at the corrections center saying another staff member -- who has been identified as a 65-year-old man -- had been assaulted with a rock by several inmates.
While police were being dispatched to the center, four inmates escaped on foot.
Golden spokesperson Karlyn Tilley says police sent out a Code Red in the area, their version of a reverse notification. They also requested help from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, regional SWAT team members and the Denver Police Department helicopter.
The inmates were found in Wheat Ridge and held there until Golden Police arrived. Two were 17 years old, one was 15 and one was 14, according to a news release from the city of Golden.
Dan Drayer, the communications direction of the Colorado Department of Human Services issued the following statement:
Four youth who escaped from the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center in Golden early Sunday morning have been apprehended. Because the youth are juveniles, their names are being withheld. A DYC staff member was injured prior to the escape. He is being treated for those injuries. Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center was secured immediately after the escape.The Division has launched an investigation into the incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our fellow employee and his family.
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