The Salt Lake County Sheriff is admitting the county jail made a major mistake. Jail staff accidentally released an accused rapist. Wednesday night he's still on the loose.
Accused rapist Anthony Moultry is supposed to be in jail, but he's not.
"This is an individual we should be concerned about, an individual that should've never been released from jail that's for sure," said Sheriff Jim Winder, Salt Lake County.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder said Wednesday staff at the Salt Lake County Jail made a mistake, and accidentally released Moultry from custody. Murray police had arrested him three days ago for allegedly raping a woman near 4500 South and 900 East. Jail staff were originally told to keep Moultry locked up on what's called a 72 hour hold. Murray police then filed new paperwork to keep him behind bars longer, but jail staff didn't see it.
"We know that we received that document for whatever reason that document misidentified or the process faltered and the individual who is again - normal booking sheet indicated a release today and he was allowed to walk out of jail," said Winder.
Sheriff Winder considers Moultry violent and dangerous. Right now Unified Police are out looking for him. The Sheriff said although it was the jail's mistake to let him go, that's where he belongs. The Sheriff hopes Moultry turns him in.
"He's going to face the music one way or the other; the best thing for Mr. Moultry to do is get on the horn and come back to jail. We will find him," Winder said.
This isn't the situation police want to be in, but none the less, they need your help.
They describe Anthony Moultry as 27 years old, 5'8" and 185 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve t-shirt and shorts, police believe he's still in Salt Lake County. If you see him call police.
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