Police Release Murder Suspect From Jail

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(FeaturedNews.com) – On Wednesday, 28-year-old Kevin Mason was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service after being accidentally released from an Indiana jail two weeks earlier. The murder suspect was found in St. Paul Minnesota and brought into custody at 2 p.m.

Sheriff Kerry J. Forestal in a statement expressed gratitude to the USMS for their efforts in bringing the murder subject into custody. He added that throughout the manhunt their federal partners had kept them informed about everything that was happening and they were thankful for their assistance in this process. He added that they were grateful for the partnership with other law enforcement agencies who allowed them to hunt Mason across the U.S.

Mason had originally been arrested on September 11 after Minnesota issued three different warrants for him. However, due to a clerical error, he was released from the Adult Detention Center in Indianapolis two days later. Marion County Sheriff’s Col. James Martin stated that the mistake had occurred when an inmate records clerk had accidentally removed two of the holds from Mason while believing she was fixing a different booking. This meant that only one of the three holds was left.

However, the Minnesota authorities who were unaware of the mistake had removed the third and final hold. Martin added that the clerk reviewing the file had seen the three holds from Minnesota and had not realized what she had done during the review. He further argued that this was a critical error and they were trying to identify exactly where this error had originated from.

The error had not been caught before the firearms charge hold on Mason was removed. As a result of the mistake, two clerks in Indiana have been dismissed.

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