July 25th, 2012 | Corey Pein News | Posted In: Cops and Courts

Multnomah County Inmate 'Accidentally' Let Free

stephen jamal reedStephen Jamaal Reed's booking photo - MCSO

Oops.

The Oregon Department of Corrections really wants your help finding an inmate.

He didn't escape, exactly.

From a department press release today:
Inmate Stephen Jamaal Reed [pictured] was accidentally released from a Multnomah County jail on Monday, July 23. Reed is an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate housed at Oregon State Penitentiary, but was being temporarily held since Friday, July 20, at a Multnomah County jail to appear in court for pending charges.

The release notes Reed, who'd been booked on cocaine possession, was "accidentally" released on Monday. Today is Wednesday.

So why the delay in announcing the incident?

An anonymous caller informed DOC officials early Wednesday morning that Reed had been released.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office booking information log shows Reed was released from county custody on Monday, for "Time Served on a Sentence."

The county log also says Reed is 23, but the state's information says otherwise:

Inmate Reed is African American, 6'2" tall, 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is 22 years old. Reed entered DOC custody on May 2, 2012, on one count of possession of cocaine and one count of delivering heroin out of Multnomah County. His earliest release date is June 8, 2013.

Anyone with information about inmate Reed's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

WW has left messages with a Sheriff's Office spokesman asking for more details on what happened in this case. We'll update this post when we get an answer.

Update July 26: No word from MCSO, but Reed has reportedly turned himself in.

 
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