Inmate apprehended after accidentally released from Mecklenburg County Jail

CHARLOTTE — An inmate was apprehended after he was accidentally released from the Mecklenburg County Detention Center earlier this month, the sheriff said.

Quay Davis, 28, was transported to the detention center on April 12 from Bertie Correctional on a writ hold, which means he would continue to be detained, and he appeared in court immediately.

Davis was served with a warrant from Pasquotank County for possession of a weapon by a prisoner and received a $7,500 secured bond.

Davis’ court information was entered incorrectly without the writ hold, and he was released the morning of May 9 by accident after the possession of weapon charge was voluntarily dismissed, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said they were notified of the mistake on May 13.

The U.S. Marshals helped find Davis in east Charlotte.

“MCSO has expended time and resources attempting to locate Davis after he was mistakenly released from our custody,” said Sheriff McFadden on Tuesday. “I’m so thankful for the collaboration and assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service to return Mr. Davis to custody.”

There is still an ongoing internal investigation in connection with the erroneous release and there are no further details to release at this time.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Editor’s Note: The sheriff’s office made a correction to Davis’ bond. Initially, it said $75,000 and later corrected the amount to $7,500.

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