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www.wmfd.com - There may be more arrests after two Florida inmates were mistakenly released as both men are back in custody Monday morning. }}" />

   
 
 
Mistakenly-Released Inmates Back In Custody

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/21/2013 There may be more arrests after two Florida inmates were mistakenly released. Both men are back in custody Monday morning. Andrew Spencer reports officials are now trying to answer questions about the forged documents that led to their release. Officials say two convicted murderers were released, thanks to the forged signature of Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. "It appears to me that what they did was looked at documents that were probably entered on the Casey Anthony case and cut and paste my signature and pasted on new documents. So they were actually genuine-looking documents," says Judge Belvin Perry. Cellphone video shows U.S. Marshals closing in on Joesph Jenkins and Charles Walker this weekend, the video shot by a guest at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn Motel. "I can tell you that there will be more arrests," says Jerry Bailey, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner. "Obviously, we will be backtracking to those who helped carry out this fraud." The Florida Department of Corrections has said it followed protocol in dealing with the documents that are now known to be forgeries. At the dame time, Judge Perry says no one checked with his office to make sure they were real. "When your name in documents that you've signed are plastered on the internet for anybody and everybody to see, it doesn't surprise me that it did happen," he says. "It was just a matter of time." Jenkins and Walker appeared in court Sunday morning. They are being held without bond pending their next hearing on escape charges.
   
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