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Search continues for mistakenly released Bee County prisoner

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 13:25:57-04

BEEVILLE, Texas — An internal investigation is underway at the Bee County Jail after an inmate was mistakenly released on Wednesday.

That inmate, 29-year-old Ernest Ramirez, still hasn't been found.

Ramirez served his time in jail for a misdemeanor. But after he was released, jail officials realized there was a hold related to a federal drug charge.

Bee County Sheriff Ronnie Jones says they do not have any reason to believe the suspect is a danger to the public or armed.

The federal detainer is for a drug charge, which is a non-violent offense.