Friday, January 23, 2009

"Jailed Drug Offender Mistakenly Let Go"

Reginald Adams pled guilty to a 2006 possession with intent to distribute and was serving his sentence in the Bexar County Jail. During the ensuing years, the 28-year-old was charged with as many as 16 other crimes. One by one, the charges were dropped. Finally, on Jan. 16 the final three offenses were dismissed.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s office says court personnel erroneously entered information which showed Adams was free to go – and neglected to show the current 12-year-sentence he was serving. So on Jan. 17, a surprised Adams was released from county custody.


On Friday, deputies and U.S. Marshals were searching for Adams. In addition to his current sentence, he faces a possible escape charge. Officials explain even though he was released through a clerical mix-up, Adams should have told jailers of the mistake – and remained behind bars. [emphasis added]
(from WOAI-TV)

Just can't get good, honest prisoners these days.

1 comment:

atl fam said...

Reginald Adams should not get any additional time due to the mistake of someone else.Think about it,most people are not going to say excuse me but you made a mistake,I'm suppose to be in jail for a few more years.Thats just dumb to even think that.The person who made the mistake should be put in jail.