Richmond inmate back in custody after accidental release

Evan Kelsey (Source: Richmond City Sheriff's Office)
Evan Kelsey (Source: Richmond City Sheriff's Office)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond inmate released due to an oversight by prosecutors is back in custody, according to the U.S. Marshal's Office.

Evan Kelsey turned himself in around 1:30 p.m. Thursday after he was released on his own recognizance following an attempted murder conviction.

Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring admitted Kelsey's release was due to a mistake by his office.

Kelsey was sentenced to prison on January 28. At that hearing, prosecutors did not discuss the terms of his bond. He had faced other charges, but after the conviction those were dropped. The Commonwealth's Attorney says an oversight allowed Kelsey to be released.

"I'd like to thank the community for providing valuable information which led to Kelsey turning himself in without incident," said Sheriff C.T. Woody.

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