2 alleged county escapees caught; woman jailed again

Two men accused of escaping from a Mesa County Community Corrections facility were captured Saturday, and a woman suspected of helping them get away was arrested for the second time in less than a week.

Matthew William Hubbard, 24, and Clinton Dean Jensen, 29, were arrested at separate locations on contempt-of-court warrants in connection with allegations they walked away from Community Corrections on South Avenue last week. Jensen could also face charges of criminal impersonation and resisting arrest. Both are being held in Mesa County Jail.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mesa County sheriff’s deputies stopped a minivan in the area of 29 Road and North Avenue after witnessing a possible drug deal and found Jensen inside the van.

Jensen tried to pull away from officers as they attempted to remove him from the van. Deputies shocked him with a Taser after he continued to struggle.

About an hour and a half later, deputies responded to a home at 515 Court Road, No. 105, after receiving a report that Hubbard may be there.

A woman who answered the door was initially uncooperative before admitting Hubbard was inside. Deputies found him hiding in a bedroom and arrested him.

They also found Amanda Jolene Eddy, 23, hiding in a closet in another bedroom, the affidavit said. Eddy was arrested Tuesday on charges of aiding escape after police found one of the men’s belongings inside her vehicle and a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue.

After her initial arrest, a judge issued a restraining order preventing Eddy from having contact with Hubbard or Jensen, the affidavit said.

She was arrested again on suspicion of aiding escape, as well as for violating bail-bond conditions and violating a restraining order.


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