Prison officials will be reviewing the Delta Correctional Center’s security and internal procedures after an inmate escaped more than a week ago.
“They’ll look at the whole, overall picture,” Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson said Tuesday.
Adam Loehr, 44, who was serving time for criminal impersonation, possession, menacing and attempt to influence a public servant (El Paso County), reportedly escaped Delta Correctional Center on March 9.
He was last seen at about 8:45 p.m., wearing green, prison-issued pants, a shirt with white thermals underneath and black tennis shoes. He did not appear to be wearing a coat.
In contrast to his booking photo, Loehr most recently had a sandy blond goatee, not a full beard, and is bald. He has green eyes, weighs 134 pounds, and stands 5-feet-7. His chest is tattooed with the Christian fish symbol and “Hebrews 11.1.”
The DOC has not determined how Loehr escaped, Jacobson said. Prison officials are working with local agencies to locate Loehr; Jacobson said the DOC has not had confirmed sightings of him since the escape.
Loehr would have been eligible for parole consideration on July 4, 2020 and had a mandatory release date of Jan. 4, 2025. If captured, he will likely face escape charges that, upon conviction, will bring more prison time.
The public is asked to call 911 if Loehr is spotted. Do not approach or attempt to apprehend.
Anyone with information as to where he might be can call DOC’s emergency operations center at 719-226-4001.
Escapes from the minimum security prison in Delta are rare.
One occurred in 2016, when an inmate who had earned the privilege of working with a Delta city work crew walked away from his assignment and climbed a fence. He was quickly recaptured.
Other escapes occurred in 2001, 2002 and 2005; during the latter escape, the inmate was captured after boarding a coal train, which passed by an off-duty deputy who spotted the inmate and his prison pants.