VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County Sheriff says police are looking for a person mistakenly released from the Vigo County Jail.
Sheriff John Plasse says that person is 48-year-old Gregg Shepherd.
He was released without a court order on September 5. The error was identified eight days later.
He was in jail on charges of criminal confinement, battery, and theft.
His last known address was 7123 S. Saginaw Place, Terre Haute.
Police do not believe he is a threat to the public.
“Although we do not view Shepherd as an immediate threat to anyone, we promptly notified the victim in the pending confinement and battery cases and we are aggressively searching for this individual,” Plasse said in a written statement.
We spoke with Sheriff Plasse. He tells us it should not have happened.
"We're supposed to keep people here safe and secure and that didn't happen in this case. Again, that falls on me. It shouldn't have happened. It's embarrassing that it happened. But we'll take steps to prevent it from ever happening again," Plasse told us.
Plasse says his office is reviewing procedures.
We are working to learn more about this developing news and will have more information as soon as it becomes available.
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