MCSO Mistakenly Releases Wrong Inmate
A major mix up at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in mistakenly releasing the wrong inmate. Authorities are now working to find and re-arrest the prisoner.
The MCSO has issued an arrest warrant for Anthony Pena who allegedly assumed the identity of another inmate and was released around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The major mistake was discovered six hours later.
Authorities say Pena had been originally booked on a warrant for failure to appear and drug charges. Those charges came with a $250 bond.
Sheriff’s officials say that an internal investigation will be conducted to uncover any negligence or policy violations that occurred during the process of how this was handled.
Authorities are asking the community to contact the Phoenix Police Department if you see Pena.