Kansas rape suspect captured in Colorado

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HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Hays Police Department says a Kansas sex offender accused in a rape case, has been captured.

Police are canceling their search for 23-year-old Tre Miekale Carrasco. He was arrested earlier today in Aurora, Colorado.

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Authorities continue to search for a Kansas sex offender accused of raping someone just two days after being released from prison.

Officers responded at around 5:45 a.m. Sunday, February 3, to the report of a rape in the 400 block of West 7th Street in Hays. Police say the victim identified 23-year-old Tre Carrasco as the suspect.

Carrasco was spotted leaving a gas station in a silver pickup truck in Colby at around 10 a.m. on the morning the rape was reported. Police said the following morning that they were no longer looking for the pickup.

Police said Tuesday that Carrasco's last known location was in the Denver area. They were working with local authorities to apprehend him. 

An arrested warrant for two counts of rape and one count of aggravated assault has been issued. 

Chief of Police Don Scheibler said this morning that Carrasco is considered armed and dangerous. 

He stands 5-foot-8, weighing 173 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair. If you see him, contact police right away.

Kansas Department of Corrections records list Carrasco as a parole absconder as of February 4. He was last released on February 1, two days before the alleged rape, and has prior convictions of aggravated sexual battery and aggravated battery. 

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