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Wrongly released suspect arrested

December 19, 2003

Albany-- A robbery suspect mistakenly let out of jail is returned to APD custody Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Police Department surrounded a house at the corner of 9th Avenue and Palmyra Road. They had a tip that 39-year-old Milton Knighton was inside.

Knighton was mistakenly released from the Dougherty County Jail Wednesday evening. He was charged in August with robbing the Krispy Kreme store on North Slappey Blvd.

"I know it was some cash and checks that were taken-- it was a good amount of money in the thousands," said APD's Lt. Hosea Williams.

A spokesman for the Dougherty County jail says a clerical error led to the release of Knighton. Jailers realized about 16 hours after Knighton had been freed that he shouldn't have been let out.

Jailers say the procedure leading to the erroneous release has been corrected.


posted at 5:00AM by dave.miller@walb.com

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