Emergency Management

Earthquake escapee in custody
Posted By Sheri Badger on Mar 6th, 2001 at 3:38 AM

Robert F. Kleest, who escaped custody the day of the earthquake, has been placed into custody by the U.S. Marshals Office. Kleest was found hiding out in the City of Boone, Colorado and was taken into custody without incident. Kleest is currently being held in the Pueblo Colorado Correctional Facility, pending extradition on charges of Escape 2, Rape 2, Rape of a child 2 and Rape of a child 1. Information was obtained through Crime Stoppers which was followed up by Detectives of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. That information was passed to the Marshals Office. Marshals placed Kleest into custody at approx. 11 a.m. Colorado time.