Deputies Arrest Inmate Released From Jail By Mistake

Posted on: 3:41 pm, December 20, 2013, by , updated on: 06:32pm, December 23, 2013

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Authorities arrested an inmate released from a River Valley jail by mistake, according to a news release on Monday (Dec. 23) from the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Lamont Thompson, 41, who was being held on suspicion of third-degree domestic battery and more, was released from the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center on Dec. 19. His cousin, who has the same last name and a similar body type and features, was due to be released the same week, according to the news release.

Deputies found Thompson around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon with a female companion, Birdie Embry (27) of Fort Smith. Thompson and Embry were both arrested and charged with felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Embry was also charged with felony Hindering Apprehension.

Thompson is awaiting transport to the Arkansas Department of Corrections and still has outstanding warrants in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.


  • Mike Smith says:

    So the guy is just sitting there and they come get him and say your getting out so hell yeah he goes wouldn’t you ?? But sadly this story will end with them covering up their mistake by charging this guy with a 6 year escape charge !!

  • JR Gibbs says:

    How many times has this happened in the past year or two? They always have an excuse just like in Washington County. Does someone have to be killed. I never saw supposed leaders have so many excuses. Just incredible, but those are the people the voters put into office.

  • Bill Jones says:

    Run Forrest Run

  • Our Judicial system and goverenment is so scewed up, and so many people have to suffer because of ignorance.

  • Mark Smith says:

    That’s what happens in a state that is 45th or 48th in the nation in education. Generation after generating of ignorance and stupidity (and grand parents in their 30′s and early 40′s. But we’ll have $*million turf at Bentonville hs!Crack a book

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