Talleon S. Brazil, of Michigan, who was transferred to Ohio to face drug charges, is back behind bars after being mistakenly released by the jail, according to The Associated Press.
Brazil, 31, had served approximately 10 years of a 15- to 40-year prison term at Michigan’s Saginaw Correctional Facility for carjacking and other crimes in Michigan. He was handed over to Ohio authorities on Jan. 14 by Michigan officials to face drug charges in Scioto County on the condition being locked in Ohio and then returned to Michigan.
The Ohio judge set a bond for Brazil. He was improperly released on bond posted Jan. 21 in Scioto County but the jail shouldn’t have released him for he was still serving a prison sentence in Michigan.
After several days of surveillance, Brazil was captured at a house in Detroit on Saturday, Feb. 1, by the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Recovery Unit, according to a department news release.
He could face new charges for trying to avoid capture following his release in Ohio.