INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An inmate who was improperly released from custody this week is back behind bars, following what the Marion County Sheriff’s Office called a miscommunication between counties.
Jail records show Teresa Vogg, 30, of Indianapolis was arrested Thursday night on the far east side of Indianapolis on an outstanding warrant from Parke County. She is being held in the Marion County Jail.
Reports obtained by I-Team 8 show Vogg was also arrested by Indianapolis Metro Police late Tuesday on a misdemeanor prostitution charge. She was arraigned later that evening, where a judge agreed to release her on her own recognizance.
But, court records show Vogg had an outstanding warrant from Parke County issued in March 2013, after she allegedly violated probation for not reporting to jail to serve a sentence on a 2008 marijuana possession charge. The warrant requested an immediate hold on Vogg from any law enforcement agency that came into contact with her.
In a statement to I-Team 8 Friday, MCSO spokesperson Katie Carlson said deputies did run a warrant check on Vogg before releasing her.
“It was revealed that Vogg had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from Parke County, with transport only for contiguous counties. Marion County is not contiguous to Parke County,” the statement said.
But, the deputy supervising Vogg was not made aware of the order to hold her.
“The Arrestee Processing Center received a message from Parke County requesting a hold for Vogg. However, the message was not promptly communicated to the inmate release station,” the statement continued.
Despite the court ordered hold, records show Vogg was issued “general release” by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight Wednesday morning.
This is MCSO’s second investigation into an improper release in the last nine months. Inmate Brandy Majors, 32, of Brownsburg was labeled as an escapee in July after she went missing while being transferred from the City-County Building back to the jail.
Majors, who had been arrested on auto theft charges, was captured 36 hours later. She maintained that she had been released by guards and had not escaped.
Carlson said MCSO’s prisoner hold policy has been clarified to deputies in the wake of Vogg’s case, but no disciplinary action is anticipated.