Escaped felony suspect Adonnis Rucker captured, authorities say

DENVER - Denver Police said a teenager who escaped from custody Thursday while being taken to a hearing for a case involving attempted sexual assault, kidnapping and menacing has been captured.

Police tweeted the capture just after 6 p.m. Friday and said there would be no further information  released.

Adonnis Rucker, 17, allegedly committed the original crimes on Jan. 8 and Jan 16 in Denver. Police confirmed to 7NEWS that Rucker is believed to be the suspect caught on bus surveillance video just minutes before a woman exited the bus and was attacked.

Police say the woman exited the bus around 10:35 p.m. Jan. 8 near South Monaco Parkway and East Iliff Avenue. The suspect, now believed to be Rucker, took her cellphone and money before trying to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight the man off, police said.

According to Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, Rucker was arrested on Jan. 17.

When police tried to arrest him at the Park and Ride in the 12300 block of E. Albrook Dr., Kimbrough says Rucker crashed into a patrol car. He had to be treated at a hospital for injuries before being moved to juvenile custody.

Rucker's escape came on Thursday, when he was being moved from the Gilliam Youth Corrections Facility at 2844 Downing St. to a hearing.

In addition to the escape charge, Rucker is facing four counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of attempted sexual assault, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of felony menacing.

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