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Fremont escapees back in jail

Inmates scaled fence while working kitchen duty Saturday
Posted at 4:31 PM, May 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-10 14:34:40-04

CANON CITY, Colorado — Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office have caught the two inmates who escaped from the jail Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Allen Cooper said the two men were taken into custody without incident about 5 hours after they fled the Fremont County Detention Center.

Inmates Rodolfo Varelas and Christopher Wallace were assigned to kitchen duty as part of the jail's trustee program. They scaled a fence at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday to make their brief escape.

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