Escapee caught Friday in Grand Junction

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Jesse Bowers

A Craig man wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections was caught Friday morning in Grand Junction, the DOC reported.

Jesse J. Bowers, 36, allegedly escaped custody Wednesday in Craig following a parole revocation hearing, DOC spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti said.

“They remanded him verbally into DOC custody and then he took off, which officially makes him an escapee,” she said.

Bowers was living in Craig while on parole.

Sanguinetti said Bowers was caught at a Grand Junction location a DOC officer and investigator had staked out.

Bowers had been serving in prison for multiple convictions, including attempted burglary in Garfield County and second-degree assault in Mesa County, Sanguinetti said.

He was sentenced on both charges in 2000, according to the DOC.

He had previously served prison sentences for criminal mischief and second-degree burglary of a dwelling.

Craig Police Department officers searched for Bowers at multiple locations Thursday but were unable to find him.

Before his parole, he was serving his sentence at the Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington, Sanguinetti said.

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