17-year-old who escaped Denver police custody captured

DENVER — The teenager who was the subject of an intense manhunt in Denver was captured Friday evening on the northeast side of the city.

FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph was at the scene of the arrest when it happened before 6 p.m. The location was near Green Valley Ranch Boulevard and Chambers Road.

Police searched for 17-year-old Adonnis Rucker since his escape from officers who were transporting him to the juvenile detention center in north Denver Thursday night.

Denver Police warned residents Friday that he was considered armed and dangerous.

“In addition to facing an escape charge, Adonnis Rucker is facing four counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of attempted sexual assault, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of felony menacing in connection with separate incidents that occurred on January 8 and January 16 in Denver,” a joint press release from Denver Police and the District Attorney’s Office says.