Two Colorado inmates run away from jail after beating deputy, locking her up in cell

13 days ago

Westcliffe news, Colorado news.

Colorado authorities are looking for two inmates who remain on the run after hitting a deputy and locking her up in a cell, the Custer County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday.

39-year-old Jerry Williams and Bryan Webb, 30, have reportedly escaped the Westcliffe's jail after beating the deputy who was conducting rounds, throwing her in a cell then locking the doors. They also stole the keys to a 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan that belonged to the Rotary Club.

The unidentified deputy kicked at the door and was released by other officers: "She got an elbow in the face, but she's fine," Undersheriff Chris Barr said.

Williams is suspected of attempted murder while Webb is serving time for drug-related and assault charges.