Escaped Fremont County Jail inmate captured in Colorado Springs

An inmate who escaped from the Fremont County Detention Center was captured in Colorado Springs by authorities, according to law enforcement.

Kegan Vanvliet, 45, escaped from the county jail Friday around 1 p.m. He was being held on charges filed by the Canon City Police Department, including criminal attempt/murder, possession of a dangerous weapon, prohibited use of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a prior offender and domestic violence, according to county jail officials.

Fremont County Detention Center

Authorities say there was a heavy police presence in the areas of Highway 50, Mackinzie Avenue, Grandview Avenue and areas on the eastern edge of Canon City and asked the public to Avoid this area following the report.

CBS News Colorado news partner KKTV reported around 10 p.m. Friday that Colorado Springs police said members of the U.S. Marshall Service’s Violent Offender Task Force, along with the State Patrol of Colorado, had developed information that Vanvliet was in Colorado Springs.

K9 Officer Lofgren and K9 Riggs were in the area, warning Vanvliet to stop or he would be bitten. Authorities said Vanvliet then stopped running and obeyed all commands. That’s when Vanvliet was arrested, according to KKTV.

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