- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

ALICE, Texas (AP) - Two jailers in South Texas have resigned after an inmate mistakenly was released two years before he should have been freed.

Jonathan Miser of Orange Grove remained at large Saturday.

Jim Wells County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Louie Valadez says a corrections officer and a jail administrator worked their last day Friday.

The 25-year-old Miser was mistakenly released from the jail in Alice on July 20. He was sentenced in early June to about five weeks in custody for evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance and escape.

The erroneous release was discovered Aug. 3. Valadez says a corrections officer failed to submit paperwork that would have retained Miser for Aransas (uh-RAN’-suhs) County, where he must serve two years in an unrelated case.

Names of the two jailers weren’t immediately released.



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