Escaped Cañon City prison inmate arrested in Wheat Ridge

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Photo shows Michael Onorato. Corrections officials said Onorato has grown out his hair and now has facial hair. Colorado Department of Corrections

An inmate who has escaped Cañon City prison in late May was arrested by Wheat Ridge police on Sunday. 

Prison officials said Michael Onorato, 37, was missing from the 3 a.m. count at Four Mile Correctional Center, the morning of May 29. Onorato was at work on an outside work crew at the cow dairy the day before he went missing. 

According to the Colorado Department of Corrections, Onorato was apprehended in Wheat Ridge, no other details surrounding his arrest was released. 

Onorato is serving time for motor vehicle theft, drug abuse, and robbery. He is eligible for parole in November 2020 and is set to be released in November 2023. 

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