Inmate accidentally released from Brighton jail

Shannon Owens was released from jail Friday after he presented himself as another inmate who was set to be freed.

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BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are trying to find a man who was accidentally released from a jail in suburban Denver.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Shannon Owens was released from jail Friday after he presented himself as another inmate who was set to be freed. Shannon, who lived in Aurora before he was jailed, was being held on a parole violation.

The sheriff’s office did not say how he was able to mislead jail staff.

No other information was released.

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