Inmate escapes from Morgan County jail |

Inmate escapes from Morgan County jail

MORGAN COUNTY, Colorado ” Authorities say they are looking for an inmate who escaped from the Morgan County jail by crawling through the screen of a roof.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office says this is the third time 33-year-old Melvin James Vierra has escaped from a jail and they consider him armed and dangerous.

Authorities say Vierra was jailed after being arrested in Stockton, Calif., on a parole violation and weapons charges.

The sheriff’s office says Fort Morgan residents were alerted about Vierra by reverse-911 calls.

Vierra is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. Sheriff’s deputies say he has several tattoos, including one on his neck that reads “Sonny Boy” and the name “Debbie” on his chest.

Deputies say Vierra escaped Saturday night.

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