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BRIGHTON, Colo. (KDVR) — Authorities said two inmates escaped from the Adams County jail in Brighton on Thursday afternoon.

Brighton Police initially alerted the public to one escaped inmate, 39-year-old Jared Sheppard. He was later taken into custody, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said after 5 p.m.

Jared Sheppard booking photo
Police were searching Thursday afternoon for Jared Sheppard, an inmate who escaped from the Adams County jail in Brighton. (Credit: Brighton Police Department)

A second inmate initially escaped too. They fled during transportation from the courthouse to the jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

“The first inmate was taken into custody shortly after the escape and the second was captured after a search of the area,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheppard was being held on counts related to motor vehicle theft and narcotics, a police spokesperson said. No further information was immediately released about the second inmate.

An investigation is now underway into what went wrong.