Escambia Jail Releases The Wrong Inmate

September 9, 2015

Escambia County corrections officers mistakenly released the wrong man from jail Monday, and so far authorities have not found him.

Correction officers meant to release Steve Watson on bond, but they retrieved the wrong inmate and mistakenly released Peter Watson instead. Peter Watson was being held on $2,500 bond on a shoplifting charge.

Shortly after the release, corrections officers realized their mistake and unsuccessfully searched the immediate area surrounding the jail, according to a county news release.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of the mistake, and jail administration is investigating the incident.


8 Responses to “Escambia Jail Releases The Wrong Inmate”

  1. J.C. on September 13th, 2015 11:53 pm

    David, I haven’t been on in a while and once again… Be still my heart! I love how every post I read of yours makes so much sense. I feel like we’re soul mates!!! Hahaha

  2. David Huie Green on September 11th, 2015 1:36 pm

    “I’m glad are you perfect people are making comments today,. mistakes do happen you know.”

    PRACTICALLY perfect.
    There’s a difference.

    And yes, we have all made careless mistakes.
    Because of that, we understand there are many things we should be careful about.
    Releasing people from jail is worthy of double checking because the consequences CAN be fatal.

    David for checking your work

  3. nod on September 10th, 2015 2:16 pm

    I’m glad are you perfect people are making comments today,. mistakes do happen you know.

  4. Forrest Gump on September 9th, 2015 8:41 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  5. David Huie Green on September 9th, 2015 12:56 pm

    I bet Steve was mad.

  6. just staying on September 9th, 2015 12:47 pm

    Know of a case where they arrested and held a man on a bogus warrant and held him illegally for 42 days. Same Jail.

  7. M in Bratt on September 9th, 2015 12:29 pm

    I’m glad he isn’t a murderer

  8. 429SCJ on September 9th, 2015 6:35 am


    I would not waste too many resources looking for Mr Watson, he will turn up again.

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