Inmate turns self in after mistaken jail release
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November 06, 2012 11:00 AM | 658 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A robbery suspect who was inadvertently released from the Russell County Jail last week has turned himself in, authorities said.

Cimarron Lamb made arrangements to return to the east Alabama lockup nearly a week after he was mistakenly released, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.

Lamb called the sheriff’s office and arranged to meet authorities around 4:30 p.m. at a hotel in Columbus, Ga., Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said.

The 31-year-old inmate was awaiting a court hearing and his expected extradition back to Alabama.

"He said he was tired of running," Taylor said. "He just wanted to turn himself in the least intrusive way. Obviously, I’m glad that he’s back in custody. I’m glad that he wasn’t hurt."

Taylor said Lamb, a suspect in a grocery store robbery, was released Oct. 30 by mistake. Authorities say Lamb had been arrested in connection with the robbery last week of the Rainbow Foods in Fort Mitchell. They say he’s accused of driving the getaway car.

Two employees at the jail have been suspended without pay for their role in Lamb’s release, the sheriff said.

Lamb had not yet been booked into the lockup and apparently was being detained in a holding cell with three inmates who were about to be released when the incident occurred, jail officials have said.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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