Colorado authorities recapture escaped prisoner

DENVER — Authorities say they have recaptured an inmate who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Colorado.

State and federal officials say 48-year-old Douglas J. Alward was arrested today in a corn field near the northeast Colorado town of Yuma.

No other details have been released.

Alward was serving a 20- to- 40-year sentence at the Sterling Correctional Facility for attempted murder, assault, burglary and kidnapping.

He escaped Sunday. Officials say he was considered extremely dangerous.

It was the fourth escape for Alward. His previous escapes that involved kidnappings and a shootout with police.


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