Inmate mistakenly released from jail after ‘fooling’ officers, sheriff reports
PHOENIX (KTVK/KPHO/Gray News) - Arizona authorities are investigating how an inmate could have mistakenly been released from their custody on Thursday.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reports Anthony Pena was booked into jail for failing to appear in court and drug charges. His bond was set at $250, and he was put in the minimum security general population area.
Arizona Family reports a few hours later, Pena then pretended to be a different inmate and was released from the detention center.
The sheriff’s office said its team is working on figuring out how the mistake happened along with getting a warrant for Pena’s arrest.
Deputies urged anyone with more information on the whereabouts of Pena to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151.
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