Violent offender mistakenly released from Manassas detention center – caught

Virginia

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A man who is considered dangerous was accidentally released from the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center in Manassas on Friday afternoon. He was found in Gainesville the same day, around 8 p.m., and taken into custody without incident.

Prince William County Police say Jacques Lamar Walker, 27, is a violent offender who was awaiting sentencing on prior convictions when he was released in error by staff of the adult detention center. He was wanted for escape without force, according to police.

Walker is described by police as a black man, 5’11”, 180 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

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