Wake County inmate recaptured after being mistakenly released due to name mix-up

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Wake County inmate is back in custody after being prematurely released due to a clerical error, the sheriff's office said.

According to officials, Shawndell Futrell was in custody for a felony assault charge.

A second inmate with the same last name was scheduled to be released, but due to a clerical error, Futrell was released.



Sheriff Baker ordered an immediate search for Futrell, who was tracked down shortly after 6 a.m.

Futrell is back in the Wake County Detention Center.
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