Woman released from jail using other inmate's identity
Published January 10th, 2017
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. --We’ve all been confused for someone else at one point or another, but one mix-up in Clay County was so bizarre, deputies are investigating to find out just how it happened.
Two Florida women with the name Jessica have a lot in common... Similar facial features, brown hair, and the matching orange jumpsuits they wore at Clay County Jail.
While they could be mistaken for one-another at first glance, deputies are left wondering how one was released from jail using the other’s identity.
Jessica Arnott is a 28 year old who's in jail for aggravated battery without any release date in her future.
That was until Monday, when Arnott took inmate Jessica Davis’ release papers and was let go posing as Davis.
Davis’ mother got word and actually found Arnott walking outside, dressed in her daughters clothes and, of course, let police know.
Arnott wasn’t out for long, just over an hour, and now that small taste of freedom cost her even more time behind bars.
She’s now looking at escape and grand theft charges.
As for the sheriff’s office, an internal investigation is going on to find out just how the major mixup happened.
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