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Both escaped inmates from Custer County now in custody, 9 days after jail break

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jan 17, 2020

CUSTER COUNTY — The Custer County Sheriff's Office has two escaped inmates back in custody after finding the second man at a home in Walsenburg.

According to a Facebook post from the Sheriff's Office, Bryan Webb was located based on an anonymous tip that he was staying at a home in Huerfano County, where he was originally arrested for drug charges, assault on a peace officer and for introducing contraband into a detention facility.

Webb was found at the home and arrested without incident by Huerfano County Deputies. He'll be held in Huerfano County before heading back to the Custer County Jail, eventually being placed in another facility. Due to his escape, he's now charged with kidnapping, second degree assault on a peace officer, escape, and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Just last week, tips led Custer County Deputies along with the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office, Colorado State Patrol and the Department of Wildlife Violent Offender Task Force to arrest the other escapee, 39-year-old Jerry Williams.

Authorities said after they received a search warrant for a home in Walsenburg, they found Williams hiding in a crawlspace and refusing to come out. Deputies used pepper spray and eventually were able to take him into custody.

He is being charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the escape to include kidnapping, second-degree assault on a peace officer, escape, and aggravated motor vehicle theft. Williams was originally being held on charges out of Otero County for attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, illegal possession of a handgun, and domestic violence.

The men were able to escape the Custer County Jail on January 12 by overpowering a female deputy and locking her in a cell. They were able to take the jail key and radio from the deputy along with keys to a minivan and escaped the building.

On Jan. 14, the Sheriff's Office located the minivan abandoned in an open field in Walsenburg stolen by Williams and 30-year-old Bryan Webb after they escaped.