Aug 13, 2010 10:36 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Jail escapee sought in northeast Colorado

Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling.

The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being held on charges of driving under revocation-prohibited, protection order violation and possession of marijuana.

Lt. Joe McBride of the sheriff's office says Ocanas has a long criminal history, including assault and menacing.


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