An inmate at a Chicago jail posed as a fellow detainee, put on a face mask and was mistakenly released, officials the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said.
Quintin Henderson, 28, was set to be released from the Cook County jail on May 2 “for a narcotics charge when he provided his personal information to Jahquez Scott for a promise of $1,000,’ the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The statement read: “Scott, 21, wearing a mask, then used Henderson’s full name and personal information to pose as Henderson and left custody on Henderson’s I-bond”.
“Jail staff learned there was a discrepancy when they did not have Henderson’s paperwork when he provided his information for discharge.
“An internal investigation is being conducted, and a search is underway for Scott,” T
“Scott originally had a $50,000 bond for “an unlawful use of a weapon charge and was ordered to electronic monitoring if bond was posted.
“Henderson has now been charged with aiding escape “and was ordered held without bond for violation of bail bond on his original narcotics case.”