DENVER | Authorities have recaptured an inmate who escaped while she was being transferred to jail and then fled on an RTD bus.
The Denver Post reports 33-year-old Leigha Bowie was being moved from the Jefferson County jail to Denver on traffic-related arrest warrants Wednesday morning. When the vehicle stopped at a work-release facility in Lakewood, Bowie got out and ran.
Michael Taplin, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, says Bowie was seen getting on a bus nearby. She was recaptured Thursday.
Bowie was booked into jail Oct. 22 on various charges, including second-degree assault and theft. She struck a plea deal and was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for menacing.
Several other female inmates were in the vehicle when Bowie escaped.