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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A state jail agency chief says human error led to the release of a murder suspect who was returned to custody the next day.

West Virginia Regional Jail Authority executive director Joe DeLong says an investigation is underway into Anthony Lee Ramsey's release from the Southern Regional Jail on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old Ramsey was caught at a residence in Lewisburg on Wednesday morning.

Media outlets report paperwork had been sent to the jail dismissing a magistrate court case involving Ramsey. But Ramsey had previously been ordered held by a circuit court after his indictment on murder charges.

DeLong says there was "clearly a breakdown in communication" involving Ramsey's release.

Ramsey was initially arrested in January in a fatal shooting at a trailer park in Alta.

 

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