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Armed, dangerous man wanted out of Douglas Co.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe to be armed and dangerous. 

Deputies tried to arrest Zachary Vela in the 10000 block of Alameda Avenue in Lakewood on Monday morning. After searching the area, authorities determined that Vela was no longer there. 

He was last seen in Lakewood just before 1 p.m. driving a stolen red Toyota Tacoma with a license plate of VYQ010.

Vela escaped the Department of Corrections and is wanted for a felony parole violation and is suspected in several crimes including vehicle theft, burglary, and vehicle trespasses. 

If you have any information on where he might be, contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 303-660-7500. 

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