Inmate accidentally released from Adams County jail

Shannon Owens

BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was searching for an inmate who escaped from jail Friday.

Shannon Owens, 31, was released from the detention center when he presented himself as a different inmate who was supposed to be released, according to a news release.

The sheriff’s office said Owens was being held on a parole violation for the Colorado Department of Corrections and that he previously lived in Aurora.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts or sees him him is asked to call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 303-288-1535.

He is one of two inmates who escaped in the Denver area on Friday.