This story was incorrectly updated to indicate Brian Wordell Morris Jr., who was mistakenly released from the Prince George’s county jail last week, had been recaptured. As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said they were still seeking him. This version has been corrected.
Morris, 27, had been arrested Friday by Alexandria police with assistance from the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, officials said. He was taken to the Prince George’s County jail, arriving at around 2:45 p.m., officials said.
But at 4:03 p.m., Morris was “erroneously released,” according to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. Police and corrections officials did not give details about the mistakes that led to Morris’s release.
Andrew R. Cephas, a spokesman for the county corrections department, said the incident was under investigation by the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Legal Affairs.
An Alexandria police spokesman said Morris had not been located as of Wednesday morning.
Dana Hedgpeth contributed to this report.