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Search is on for inmate accidentally released from Colorado jail

By: KKTV
April 8, 2017 Updated: April 8, 2017 at 7:47 am
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A Colorado inmate was able to escape jail by posing as another inmate that was set to be released.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating 31-year-old Shannon Owens. Owens was released from jail Friday on accident. Owens pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, aggravated assault and trespass tied to a robbery in Pueblo. He was being held on a parole violation.

Owens is described as a black male, 5 feet and 9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with black hair and green eyes.

The sheriff's office did not clarify how Owens was able to impersonate another inmate. Prior to being sentenced, Owens lived in Aurora.

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