Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jailhouse Error Leads to Wanted Man

Police continue to search for a San Francisco man who should not have been released from jail.

According to authorities, Alfredo Guadalupe Ortiz, 28, who was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, was accidentally released from San Mateo County jail due to a clerical gaffe.

The defendant reportedly failed to appear at a court hearing on Monday. He had been convicted last week of domestic violence, and could have gotten nine years in jail.

The court ordered Ortiz be held without bail, but a sheriff's employee at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City noted Ortiz's bail at $25,000 instead of no bail.

Ortiz's family reportedly posted the bail and he was released late Friday evening.

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