Police capture escaped parolee in Lakeside area

Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 20:55:10-05

Denver police say officers have captured an escaped parolee in the Lakeside area just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Denver7 Reporter Mark Boyle captured the arrest on video. It showed heavily armed SWAT officers detaining  the suspect, who was a red T-shirt, shorts and sneakers, by a Denver police vehicle.

The Colorado Department of Corrections confirmed parolee 26-year-old Benjamin Knight was apprehended about 12:25 p.m. He was on parole after serving time in state prison for robbery and drug abuse, said DOC spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson.

"Rick Raemisch, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, thanks all agencies involved for their hard work toward the successful apprehension of this parolee," a DOC statement said.

The search for Knight began near West 46th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard near Lakeside Amusement Park and several law enforcement agencies joined the manhunt, Denver police tweeted at 11:46 a.m.