On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at approximately 3:45 pm, inmate Chancey Ray Colwell is in custody thanks to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department and the Canon City Police Department.

Thanks to everyone that has called in tips and the numerous individuals that assisted with this search. It is because of diligent community members that we were able to accomplish this mission so quickly.

Chancey Ray Colwell escaped from the custody of the Teller County Detention Facility, located in Divide, Colorado on Friday, August 6, 2021, at approximately 2:55 a.m. Colwell was assigned as an inmate worker for the past 2 months and during the performance of his duties last night, managed to escape.

On Monday, August 2, 2021, Colwell was sentenced to 34 years in the department of corrections.


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