Benjuel Johnson- Louisiana- 2015 (CAPTURED) Sept 29, 2015 18:04:36 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 29, 2015 18:04:36 GMT -5
PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted killer who was accidentally released from prison because of a computer glitch.
Deputies with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshals are searching for 32-year-old Benjuel Johnson. He was released on September 23, 2015 from the Dixon Correctional Institute. Officials noticed the error on Monday, September 28, 2015.
According to officials with the Department of Corrections, early indications show Johnson was getting released from Dixon on good behavior for prior charges. when they ran his name in the system, the manslaughter conviction did not appear, so they let him go. They are still investigating as to why the paperwork did not get into their system.
Cordies Gales, 31, was found shot to death in September 2010. Gales flew into Plaquemine from Chicago to visit his sick grandmother.
Police said Gales was out partying Saturday night and into Sunday morning. He got into a fight around 3 a.m., police added. His body was found about 100 yards away from where the fight happened on Allen Street.
Johnson and another man were both arrested in connection to the case.
Johnson pleaded guilty to manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2013. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the manslaughter charge and 5 years for the illegal possession of a firearm charge.
If you see Johnson, you are urged to call 911 immediately.
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