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Inmate mistakenly released from Lorain County Jail

Lorain County Sheriff's Office Captain Richard Bosley does not believe there is any concern for the public.

ELYRIA, Ohio — A warrant has been issued after a man was mistakenly released from the Lorain County Jail Wednesday afternoon. 

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The incident happened at 1:25 p.m., when Steven Price was released by a corrections officer instead of releasing an inmate with a similar name. Officials discovered the mistake at around 2:34 p.m. and immediately went to the last known address for Price. Upon arriving, officers spoke with a female resident who had not seen him. 

Steven Price was previously arrested for non-violent misdemeanors. 

At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a warrant was issued by Elyria Municipal Court. According to officials at the Lorain County Sheriff's Office, a warrant unit is seeking to find the wrongly released man. 

Lorain County Sheriff's Office Captain Richard Bosley does not believe there is any safety concern for the public.

"To date this year, there have been 4,134 prisoners released from the county jail, and this is the first prisoner released in error," Bosley said. "This is a mistake that should not have occurred, and our correctional staff is conducting an administrative investigation into the circumstances surrounding this prisoner's release."

Stay with 3News as we learn more about this developing situation. 


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