On Friday, August 6, 2021, at approximately 2:55 am, inmate Chancey Colwell escaped from the custody of the Teller County Detention Facility, located in Divide, Colorado. 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, Colwell was sentenced to 34 years in the department of corrections.

The FBI is currently assisting the Teller County Sheriff’s Department with this investigation. If you see Colwell do not attempt to approach – call 911.

Chancey Ray Colwell


If you would like more information, please contact Commander Sullivan at 719-314-5112 or email at

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