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Escaped juvenile located, arrested

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By Deborah Swearingen

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office found and arrested a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday who escaped custody during a transport last week.

Manuel Andrew Martinez, 17, had initially been arrested on charges of burglary, theft, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. On July 26, Martinez and several other juveniles were en route from the Jeffco Courthouse to Mount View Youth Services Center. Martinez escaped custody near the youth center, which is located at Highway 285 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

Jeffco deputies found Martinez around noon on Tuesday near Morrison Road and West Ohio Avenue in Denver. In addition to the original charges, he now faces an additional charge for his escape.

Because Martinez wasn’t originally booked into custody by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, spokeswoman Jenny Fulton didn’t have much additional information about Martinez.