TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- Sheriff John Plasse announced Tuesday that an inmate of the couny jail was released by mistake earlier this month.
Plasse said the department is assessing the issue and looking internally into what went wrong.
“We just hope that we get him back in custody as soon as possible. We don’t believe he’s a threat to anyone at this time,” Plasse said. “Obviously he did commit a crime, and there was a victim in this case, so we let them know that he’s out so they can be aware, but we don’t believe he’s a threat to anyone in the general public at this time.”
He said local law enforcement has been notified of Shepherds release through an issued warrant.
Plasse said this was a mistake, and he is doing everything he can to make sure this never happens again.