Dangerous inmate escapes from downtown Denver jail with deputy's uniform

DENVER - Denver police are assisting the Denver Sheriff Department in trying to find a dangerous escaped inmate who walked away with a deputy's uniform Sunday night.

Felix Dino Trujillo, 24, was being held on aggravated robbery charges when he was somehow able to walk away from the downtown Detention Center.

"Felix Trujillo may be armed and should be considered extremely dangerous," the sheriff's department said.

Trujillo is described as a Hispanic man, about  5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with short, black hair, brown eyes, and several tattoos on various locations of his body,  including his chest and neck.

He escaped from the Denver city jail downtown around 7 p.m. Sunday. 

Major Frank Gale confirmed Monday the suspect had a Denver deputy's uniform. There were reports that Trujillo walked out of the jail wearing the uniform.

Authorities are not saying how Trujillo got his hand on the uniform, but CALL7 Investigators are learning from a source that a deputy inside the jail may have helped Trujillo. The source said that the deputy was questioned about his involvement and has been taken into custody.

Gale would not confirm that tip but said no radios or weapons are missing from the department.

Investigators did not explain why there was a  three-hour delay in releasing the information to the public about his escape. 

The jail is located across from Denver Police Headquarters at 14th Avenue and Cherokee Street.

Trujillo has an extensive criminal arrest record, including escape, felony menacing, domestic violence and assault. Most of the arrests were in the Thornton, Westminster and Adams County area. 

The Denver Sheriff Department and the Denver Police Department have asked that people be on the lookout for Trujillo and they encourage anyone with information to contact the Denver Police or any law enforcement agency immediately.

Anyone who has information regarding this escaped prisoner should call 720-913-2000 or dial 911 in an emergency. 

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