‘Turn yourself in, Mr. Jones’; Search underway for armed man who escaped from Downtown Denver Detention Center

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DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who escaped from the Denver Downtown Detention Center using false information Sunday afternoon.

Thirty-year-old Jerrol Jones should be considered armed and dangerous, according to authorities.

Jones was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt and a white t-shirt.

The sheriff’s office says Jones “manipulated the release system” by posing as inmate soon to be released and escaped around 1 p.m. Sunday.

According to an update on Tuesday morning, Jones pretended to be twenty-one-year-old Donne Allen.

Jones, on the left and Allen, on the right.

Allen was also released on Sunday. He was re-arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing a car and possessing someone else’s identity. 

Police say Allen stole a car from a local Wendy’s after the driver left the car unlocked with the keys inside.

Jones was being held on two probation violations, along with weapons charges.

The sheriff’s office said it is reviewing protocols based on the incident.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers 720-913-STOP or 720-913-7867.

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