Colorado

Aug 25, 2010 4:56 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

New info: Captured prisoner held woman hostage

An escaped prison inmate was captured in a modular home where he was holding a woman hostage, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. That information is dramatically different from what was originally reported, that Douglas Alward was apprehended in a corn field.

The hostage was not injured.

Alward had been on the run since Sunday when he escaped from a maximum security prison in Sterling. His capture was in nearby Yuma County in northeastern Colorado.

The dangerous inmate was serving a 20 - 40-year sentence for attempted murder, assault, burglary and kidnapping.

Officials called his escape elaborate, but did not release details.

He had escaped three previous times. In 1991 he overpowered a courtroom guard with another prisoner. Alward was eventually caught, but not before kidnapping two people and opening fire on police.

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