Inmate who was accidentally released returns to Savannah

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - A rape suspect who was accidentally released from the Chatham County Detention Center is back behind bars in Savannah.

20-year-old Jose Maria Perez was lead back into the Chatham County Detention Center where he was accidentally released just over a week ago. Within four days, law enforcement found him in Mena, Arkansas.

Perez is a rape suspect with numerous outstanding charges.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office credits the lead to a team effort with Arkansas police.

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