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New Mexico authorities capture suspect wrongfully released by Hinds Co.

Kenneth Lewis recaptured in New Mexico; Source: Metropolitan Detention Center, Bernalillo County Kenneth Lewis recaptured in New Mexico; Source: Metropolitan Detention Center, Bernalillo County
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Kenneth Lewis has been captured in New Mexico. 

"He was found sleeping in a basement at a local hospital in Albuquerque," said Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal. "A security guard had encountered him there, ran him off of their property for trespassing. He, later, went to a VA hospital and was walking around those grounds. They ran his identify information and found he was wanted here out of Mississippi."

Lewis was arrested and charged for multiple armed robberies in Ridgeland and wrongfully released by Hinds County on February 27.

On February 27, Kenneth Lewis was due in court in Madison County for a preliminary hearing for two commercial robberies in Ridgeland, but when they got to his name he was nowhere to be found. It was later learned that he had been released from the Hinds County Jail a week ago. 

Hinds County accidentally releases robbery suspect

"He was picked up in Madison County in an orange jumpsuit with Madison County Jail written on the back of it," explained Neal. "He certainly doesn't walk out of a facility with that on and expect to go jump on the JATRAN and go home. There's got to be going on something down there."

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Lewis is scheduled to appear in New Mexico court for extradition later this week and will have to sign a paper, agreeing to come back to face his charges in the Magnolia State.

If he does not agree to come back on his own, the police department will be required to submit evidence on why Lewis should be sent back, where it will be up to a judge to decide.

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