Residents on the lookout for man who escaped Delta prison

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- From Delta to Grand Junction, many residents are on high alert as law enforcement continues to look for an escaped convict out of Delta.

"It makes us cautious," Ronnie Jacks, a man who lives on C 1/2 Road, one of the roads that law enforcement was searching Monday, says. "We'll keep an eye out, that's all we can do."

For Jacks, it's especially nerve wracking after law enforcement spent the day searching nearby his home.

"There's some houses closer to the river right down below us, they're right on the river, they need to be cautious," he said.

Jacks tells us because of the types of properties in the area, he wouldn't be surprised if someone was hiding nearby. Many people have sheds and barns.

Law enforcement searched several areas in Grand Junction Monday, apparently looking for Adam Loehr, the escaped convict.

Multiple agencies searched in the area of 29 Road, to Las Colonias, the Riverside area and on residential properties and outbuildings.

This all began after he escaped the Delta Correctional Facility Saturday night, he's been on the run since.

Loehr is a 44-year-old white male who’s 5’7” tall, and weighs 134 lbs. He’s wearing green clothes and black boots, according to Delta County authorities. They say call 911 immediately if you see him.

The Colorado Department of Corrections said they found out Loehr was missing during an inmate count at 10 p.m. on Saturday. He was convicted in El Paso County for attempting to influence a public officer, criminal impersonation, substance abuse and menacing.

"We keep out doors locked, we keep a phone handy and all of the neighbors kind of keep an eye on each other, kind of watch out and we contact each other if something comes about," Jacks said.

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