Alabama inmate, wanted in Georgia, released from jail early

Crime & Safety

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was mistakenly released from an Alabama jail by posing as another inmate has turned himself in.

Al.com reports that authorities are investigating how 31-year-old Darren Jermaine Chipman was released in Madison County.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says he turned himself in Sunday.

Authorities say the Huntsville man was released prematurely — on Saturday — while he was awaiting extradition to Georgia for a robbery offense and failure to register as a sex offender.

The sheriff’s office says that Chipman posed as another inmate and used that person’s information to get released.

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