Youth offender who escaped Denver hospital by slipping out unlocked door is arrested

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DENVER — Authorities have arrested a youth corrections inmate who escaped by bolting from a Denver hospital bathroom through an adjoining, unlocked door.

The Denver Post reports ( ) 18-year-old Alyxander Stephen Yawn was arrested in the city Saturday.

He escaped from the Presbyterian Saint Luke Medical Center on Aug. 4 after his handcuffs and leg restraints were removed in an examination room at a doctor's request.

Yawn then asked to use a bathroom, and about a minute later, a corrections officer checked on him, only to find him gone.

Yawn was serving a misdemeanor drug sentence out of El Paso County.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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