Ex-Denver deputy gets 6 years in inmate escape

10:01 AM, Jan 24, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - A former Denver sheriff's deputy who helped an inmate escape from jail is going to prison.

Matthew Andrews was sentenced Friday to the maximum sentence of six years.

He pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant in November under a plea deal. He faced between two to six years in prison but was also eligible for probation.

Prosecutors say he helped Felix Trujillo  walk out of jail in a deputy's baseball cap and jacket and then drove him away in April.

Andrews allegedly told co-workers he helped because he and his family had been threatened.

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