Southern Colorado jail escapee wanted for allegedly assaulting a police officer captured


An inmate who escaped the Custer County Jail earlier this month was captured Sunday night at a home in Walsenburg, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Bryan Webb, 30, of Walsenburg, who was wanted for allegedly assaulting a police officer, was arrested at about 10 p.m. after law enforcement received an anonymous tip that he was located in a home, the news station reports. 

Webb was also wanted on drug charges.

Webb and Jerry Williams, 39, of La Junta, escaped the Custer County Jail in Westcliffe on Jan. 12 after overpowering a guard and locking her in a cell. They took her radio and keys to a 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan belonging to the Rotary Club in Westcliffe, according to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy had been conducting rounds of the six-cell jail when Williams and Webb hit her, threw her in a cell and closed the doors that automatically locked, Barr told The Denver Post.

She reportedly kicked at the door and another inmate alerted another deputy. She was was not seriously injured.

The minivan was recovered in Walsenburg on Jan. 14, law enforcement told The Gazette.

Williams was captured last week after being located at a home in Walsenburg. Law enforcement used pepper spray to coax Williams out of a crawl space after receiving tips that he and Webb were at the residence. He was initially barricaded and had refused to leave the space. Webb could not be located at the time, according to law enforcement officials.

Webb was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts, including kidnapping, second degree assault on a peace officer, escape and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.