Texas inmate mistakenly released back in custody

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:26pm

A Bexar County Jail inmate mistakenly released on Wednesday has been apprehended.

Deputies with the sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Luther Napoleon York, 27, around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Cypress and San Pedro.

York had been at the Bexar County Jail for more than four months awaiting a court hearing and sentencing for a burglary charge and the violation of a protective order, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

York appeared before a criminal district court judge on April 23, where his burglary charge was dismissed and he was given eight years deferred adjudication on the violation of the protective order, deputies said.

As a condition of the deferred adjudication, York was sanctioned to 90 days in jail with no credit for time served, according to BCSO.

Deputies said when York was returned to the jail, a misreading of the court's order at the booking section of the jail led to his inadvertent release during the late evening hours Wednesday.

When deputies arrested York Tuesday morning, they said he was cooperative. They said he claimed that he was unaware that he was a fugitive and had not seen any news reports regarding his erroneous release over the last six days.

He is currently in custody at the Bexar County Jail. 


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