01/10/2001

Sheriff reprimands
13 jailers including self
[Eagle County, CO]

News staff and wire reports
December 30, 2000, Saturday
Copyright 2000 Denver Publishing Company
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 30, 2000, Saturday

(EAGLE COUNTY, Col.) -- Eagle County Sheriff A.J. Johnson has issued reprimands to 13 jail officials, including himself, stemming from the escape of three county jail inmates in August.

In a letter reviewing the year for the sheriff's office, Johnson said deputies believe the inmates smuggled a sawing device into the jail, either during a visit or through an inmate work project.

Deputies have arrested one of the inmates, Carlos Orlando Puerto Canizales, who was being held for attempted first-degree murder at the time of the escape.

Cruz Miguel Gonzalez Hernandez, who was held on charges of assault, domestic violence and criminal impersonation, and Jesus Espinoza Dominguez, who faced charges of assault, vehicle theft and eluding, are still at large.

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