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Police: County inmate with similar name released

June 9, 2014
Associated Press

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman allegedly took advantage of county prison guards who were apparently confused by her similar sounding name and released her to a bail bondsman looking for another female prisoner.

Fayette County Warden Brian Miller says 29-year-old Evelyn Grace Campbell, of Uniontown, is back in the county lockup and now faces an escape charge after Friday's mix up.

That's when the bondman showed up to post $500 on behalf of another inmate, Maretta Ruth Gamble.

The warden believes Campbell stepped forward when guards called for Gamble — then escaped after telling the bail bondsman she didn't have identification before he let her sign the release papers.

Miller says the guards and bail bondsman should have had photos of both women. The mix up is being investigated by the jail.



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