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Inmate mistakenly released from Pima County jail

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the missing inmate was apprehended Monday.
Credit: Pima County Sheriff's Department
The Pima County Sheriff's Department is searching for an escaped inmate. Officials said Khalid Rahman escaped Wednesday afternoon.

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has apprehended an inmate who escaped custody in the county Wednesday afternoon.

The inmate, identified as Khalid Rahman, “walked out of the jail after corrections officers confused him with another inmate with similar physical characteristics,” according to Deputy Melissa Hernandez, the public information officer for the department.

The “mistaken release’ happened on Nov. 21 at around 4:30 in the afternoon, at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex, located at 1270 West Silverlake Road. Corrections officers called out for a second inmate who was to be released following a court appearance, at which time Rahman “misrepresented himself” as that inmate, said Hernandez.

On Nov. 28, detectives apprehended Rahman without incident in Pima County.

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