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Attempted murder suspect who authorities said escaped from Fremont County Jail recaptured in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Jun 07, 2024

UPDATE | A 45-year-old Fremont County inmate who authorities said escaped from the county's jail Friday was recaptured early Saturday morning in Colorado Springs, according to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

Kegan Vanvliet was captured around 12:30 a.m. as he walked along 5800 N. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs.

Before his alleged escape, he was being held on several charges, including attempted murder following an incident in Cañon City.

Details as to how the accused escapee managed to get free have yet to be released.

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — An inmate accused of attempted murder escaped from the Fremont County Detention Center Friday afternoon.

According to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Kegan Vanvliet, 45, was being held at the center as he awaits trial for criminal attempt/murder, possession of a dangerous weapon, prohibited use of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and domestic violence following an incident in Cañon City.

The sheriff's office said Vanvliet was last seen heading south. There is a heavy police presence in the areas of Highway 50, Mackinzie Avenue, Grandview Avenue and areas on the eastern edge of Cañon City, FCSO said.

Anyone who sees Vanvliet should not approach him and instead call 911 or the dedicated tip line at 719-276-5551.

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