Woman arrested on suspicion of helping Felix Trujillo escape a Denver jail

DENVER, Colo. - A woman has been arrested and charged with aiding in the escape of inmate Felix Trujillo.

Marilyn Reeves, 47, was arrested at a home in the 9900 block of Grove Lane in Thornton shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Denver detectives took Reeves to police headquarters for questioning and later arrested her. Police would not described Reeves' relationship with Trujillo.

Sources told CALL7 Investigators that undercover officers have been monitoring Reeves for the past few days, possibly following her in a red Volvo.

A source tied in with the investigation told CALL7 Investigator Tak Landrock that Trujillo’s sister was also detained and questioned after being detained at a hotel.

Undercover officers have been watching a hotel where they believe Trujillo could be hiding out and officers began surveillance shortly before midnight according to a source. The unnamed source said at least two rooms were searched, but Trujillo wasn’t found.

The source said because of the time of day, they weren’t able to get a search warrant to check out the entire hotel, but that family members of Trujillo had been "cooperative" and allowed them to search the rooms they were staying in.

Trujillo escaped from the Denver county jail Sunday night. Denver police said a deputy at the jail helped him escape by giving him a uniform and walking him out of the jail around 7 p.m.

A source said Deputy Matthew Andrews drove Trujillo to 88th Avenue and Washington Street and dropped him off where two vehicles were waiting for him.  Andrews has been arrested and faces felony charges for helping with the escape.

Trujillo was in jail on a charge of robbery.

 

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