Inmate mistakenly released from Hinds jail captured - - Jackson, MS

Inmate mistakenly released from Hinds jail captured

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities have captured a man who was released by mistake from the Hinds County jail this week.

Demondrick Calhoun was taken into custody this morning in Leflore County and will be transported to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities tell reporters that it appears Demondrick Calhoun made his way to Holmes County on Monday where he allegedly kicked in his wife's door, made a threat and then left.

Calhoun was convicted of uttering forgery and given a 5-year sentence. He was being held on court order in Hinds County after being arrested in Holmes County for a probation violation.

Authorities say poorly trained employees and an antiquated computer system for tracking inmates likely contributed to the inmate being released on June 6.

Hinds County Chief Deputy Chris Picou and Sheriff's Department attorney Dana Price say they are investigating Calhoun's release.

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