Jeffco inmate released from custody by mistake

(Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

(Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail was mistakenly released from custody Tuesday morning.

Damon Slayton, 41, was being held on a parole violation for the Colorado Department of Corrections. His original charges were for theft, burglary and robbery.

He was released in error at 8:45 a.m.

He is a black male, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and was last wearing black pants and a white T-shirt. There are tattoos of a snake and boxing gloves on his arms.

An investigation is underway as to why he was released, but foul play is not suspected.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Slayton has been arrested 47 times dating to 1991 from Aurora to Black Hawk on charges ranging from robbery, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession and weapons offenses, and numerous parole violations.

He’s also used numerous names over the years. Anyone seeing Slayton are asked to call 911.