Murder suspect arrested in Las Vegas escapes, recaptured in Colorado

WHEATRIDGE, Colo. — Colorado authorities have arrested a man wanted on a murder charge in Illinois who escaped while being transported from Las Vegas.

Police said 37-year-old Turhan Robinson escaped from a private inmate-transport service at a truck stop in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge early Friday. Authorities announced his capture Friday afternoon.

Jim Lorentz, a Wheat Ridge police division chief, said investigators believe Robinson was shackled but officers are trying to confirm whether that was the case.

Lorentz said Robinson had been arrested in Las Vegas, but he did not know where in Illinois he was being taken.

Officers and a tracking dog were looking for Robinson.


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