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Felix Trujillo, Denver inmate, at large after deputy allegedly helps him escape

Deputy Matthew Andrews (left) is accused of helping Felix Trujillo (right) from a Denver jail. Trujillo still remains at large Denver Police via CBS Denver

Deputy Matthew Andrews (left) is accused of helping Felix Trujillo (right) from a Denver jail. Trujillo still remains at large
Denver Police via CBS Denver

(CBS/AP) DENVER - A sheriff's deputy was arrested Monday after he allegedly helped an inmate escape a Denver jail, CBS Denver reports.

Authorities said 24-year-old Felix Trujillo escaped Sunday evening and is still at large. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous. 

The Denver Sheriff's Department said that Matthew Andrews, 36, a two-year veteran of the department, was arrested at police headquarters for allegedly assisting the escape, a class-three felony.

Andrews allegedly confessed to his supervisors after the incident and was taken to the county jail in Broomfield, CBS Denver reports. He is accused of providing Trujillo with a department uniform and a gun belt in exchange for money, and of driving Trujillo to a location north of Denver where a getaway car was reportedly waiting for him.

Trujillo reportedly told the deputy that he was in danger and that he had to get out of jail because prison gangs were threatening him.

Trujillo is described as being an Hispanic male with short black hair and brown eyes, about 5-feet-6, 140 pounds and with several neck tattoos. Anyone who knows where he is or sees him is asked to call 911 immediately.

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