Inmate walks out of Colo. jail after sheriff’s deputies fail to put handcuffs back on

“We failed to put his handcuffs back on after he was scanned and he was able to walk out of the booking area and walk out of the building,” an official said


By Joe Rubino
The Denver Post

DENVER, Colo. - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from the county jail in Golden on Friday.

Richard Trevithick, 37, has been missing since around midday on Friday when he was able to walk out of the booking area at the detention facility located at 200 Jefferson County Parkway and board an eastbound train at the nearby RTD rail station, officials say.

Trevithick had been arrested on two counts of failure to appear in court related to drunk driving charges. On Friday, he was being transferred from Douglas County to JeffCo, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jenny Fulton.

After he and other inmates arrived at the JeffCo jail, Tevitchick’s handcuffs were removed so he could walk through a body scanner. That provided him with a window to walk away.

“We failed to put his handcuffs back on after he was scanned and he was able to walk out of the booking area and walk out of the building,” Fulton said.

In a Twitter thread, the sheriff’s office described Trevithick as a bald, white man, standing 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighing 280 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. He was shoeless.

The thread says Trevithick border a train at around 12:25 p.m. Friday. The rail station in Golden is the end of the line for RTD W Line, meaning Trevithick would have had to have boarded an eastbound train headed for Union Station in Denver.

If anyone sees Trevithick, they are urged to call local law enforcement.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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