Sheriff’s office blames court for mistaken release of sex offender

(Provided Photo/Marion County Sheriff's Office)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man accused of not registering as a sex offender was mistakenly released from the Marion County Jail.

Torrey Pargo, 27, of Indianapolis, was brought back into custody on Sunday.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is blaming the court system. According to a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, a wrong code is behind the latest mistake.

Records show the Marion Superior Court issued an order Friday to release Pargo from jail. Pargo was being held for failure to register as a sex or violent offender.

The sheriff’s office says he was supposed to be sent to the Marion County Community Corrections to be set up in the GPS monitoring program, but the court did not enter the proper code for that transfer to happen.

Pargo was out of jail for several hours before he was taken back into custody. Officials said he is now on GPS monitoring. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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