A federal prisoner is back behind bars after mistakenly being released by St. Louis County authorities. But it's still unclear who's responsible for the error.
Twenty-nine-year-old Shawn Grider was on his way to federal prison to begin a decade-long sentence on drug and weapons violations, when he was brought to the St. Louis County Justice Center for questioning in a burglary. After investigators determined that Grider wasn't involved, he should have been handed over to U.S. Marshalls. Instead, he was released.
Missouri Corrections officials told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that federal authorities had neglected to tell local jailers to hold Grider. But the U.S. Marshall's office says it was state prison officials who were responsible for passing that information to the county.
Grider is back in custody because once freed, he reportedly visited his mother and then turned himself in.