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Search continues for mistakenly released Albuquerque inmate

June 11, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities continue to search for an Albuquerque jail inmate who was mistakenly released early.

Metropolitan Detention Center officials say 27-year-old Duwin Perez-Cordova was released Sunday and was last seen in downtown Albuquerque where he was dropped off.

Jail officials say they’re investigating how the mistake happened, but it appears Perez-Cordova was aided by his cellmate who may have switched identification wristbands with him.

Perez-Cordova had been held at the jail since December on charges of attempting to commit a felony, shooting at or from a car, aggravated battery, car theft, drug trafficking, conspiracy and racketeering.

Perez-Cordova was also being held on a federal warrant.

Authorities say Perez-Cordova is considered violent and shouldn’t be approached by the public.

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