Posted: Jan 20, 2012 8:57 AM by AP
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Five inmates were mistakenly released from the Caddo Parish jail after federal prosecutors took over the drug case against them, and four of them remained on the loose Thursday night.
They're among 13 people arrested Nov. 15 and booked on state drug charges.
Five Shreveport residents were rearraigned last week in federal court, so a state judge dismissed the Louisiana charges against them on Wednesday, according to a news release from Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator and U.S. Marshal Henry Whitehorn.
After jail staff got that word, they released the five defendants Wednesday evening.
Cecil Cole, 52, was found that night at his house and returned to custody.