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Suspect who escaped from back of Dougco patrol car back in custody

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said 29-year-old Alexander Reighart escaped custody near Highway 85 and Town Center Drive at around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.
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Posted at 10:07 AM, Feb 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-29 11:32:14-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A "non violent" suspect who escaped out of a Dougco patrol car is back in custody.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said 29-year-old Alexander Reighart, who escaped custody near Highway 85 and Town Center Drive at around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, was captured in Denver, said investigators on Thursday.

Dougco said Reighart, who was held on outstanding felony warrants in connection to alleged financial crimes and drug violations, fled while still in handcuffs.

He will face additional charges in connection to the escape, said Dougco investigators.

Investigators said Reighart was not believed to be a danger to the public.

DougCo said Reighart is around 5’ 10” and weighs 160 pounds. When he escaped, he was wearing green pants and jacket and a light gray hoodie.

Authorities ask anyone who has information or spots Reighart to contact 911.

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Alexander Reighart, 29


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