‘Emotional Rollercoaster’: Accused North Carolina Murderer Mistakenly Released From Custody Turns Himself Back In, Sheriff Says
A North Carolina murder suspect mistakenly released from prison turned himself back in days later, officials said.
Jaylan Davis, 25, was being held on a murder charge and other felonies at the Mecklenburg County Detention Centerwhen a court processing error on April 13 led to his release, WJZY reported.
According to the station, officials believed the charges against Davis had been dropped.
The following evening, after learning about the erroneous court order, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert stating Davis “should be considered dangerous and avoided by the public” and anyone who spotted him was urged to call 911.
The next morning, April 15, Davis turned himself in to detention center officials.
He is being held without bond for the murder charge.
“I am grateful that it appears that no one was harmed as a result of this mishap, though I am sure it was an emotional rollercoaster for the families involved,” Sheriff Garry McFadden said, WJZY reported. “Our criminal justice system will never be flawless, but we will learn from this experience and improve our processes accordingly.”
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