Convict accidentally released from prison in Virginia back in custody

A man who was accidentally released from prison Friday evening in Manassas City, Virginia, is back in police custody, officials said.

Jacques Lamar Walker, 27, of no fixed address, was released around 5 p.m. Friday by mistake, Prince William County police 1st Sgt. Jonathan told WTOP.

Walker was later found and taken into police custody in Gainesville, Virginia, shortly before 8 p.m.

He was being held at Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center, awaiting sentencing on charges stemming from a May 2016 bank robbery in Lake Ridge, Virginia. According to court documents, those charges include abduction, first offense use of firearm in a felony and robbery.

Walker now faces an additional charge of escape without force.

Vivian Medithi

Vivian Medithi is digital writer/editor. Vivian has been with WTOP since 2019.

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