Employee on Leave After Murder Suspect Released - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Employee on Leave After Murder Suspect Released

Posted:
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections has placed an employee on administrative leave after a lapse in protocol led to the accidental release of a murder suspect from a Baltimore jail.

Thirty-year-old Rodriquez Purnell was erroneously released Friday from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center, where he was awaiting trial in the 2013 shooting death of 27-year-old Terrance Rheubottom. Purnell also had been convicted of assaulting a corrections worker.

The department said it received a call on Sunday night about Purnell and immediately contacted police.

The department on Wednesday said one employee has been suspended with pay. The department said its investigation is focused on the release process and that a lapse in procedures led to Purnell's discharge, but would not provide any further details.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Coming to Delaware

    Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Coming to Delaware

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:30:34 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-30 03:57:58 GMT
    Gordon Ramsay; Photo Credit: MGNGordon Ramsay; Photo Credit: MGN

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is coming to Delaware for a race at the Dover International Speedway.      

    More

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is coming to Delaware for a race at the Dover International Speedway.      

    More
  • Memorial Day Observed in Kent County

    Memorial Day Observed in Kent County

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:18:20 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:18:20 GMT
    World War II Veteran Warner Schlaupitz applauds during a Memorial Day service in Dover. (Tom Lehman/WBOC)World War II Veteran Warner Schlaupitz applauds during a Memorial Day service in Dover. (Tom Lehman/WBOC)
    KENT COUNTY, Del. -- Light rain and drizzle didn't stop hundreds from participating in Memorial Day events in Kent County ON Monday, as veterans and families of service members honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country. A parade kicked off in the morning along Main Street in Smyrna as veterans and families made their way to the Smyrna Municipal Park for an annual memorial service. The pageantry was meaningful for Artie Sedmont, a Vietnam War veteran f...More
    KENT COUNTY, Del. -- Light rain and drizzle didn't stop hundreds from participating in Memorial Day events in Kent County ON Monday, as veterans and families of service members honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country. A parade kicked off in the morning along Main Street in Smyrna as veterans and families made their way to the Smyrna Municipal Park for an annual memorial service. The pageantry was meaningful for Artie Sedmont, a Vietnam War veteran f...More
  • Statue to Recognize Historic Delaware Figure

    Statue to Recognize Historic Delaware Figure

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:43:02 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:44:49 GMT
    DSU will build a statue for the university's former president, Dr. Jerome Holland.DSU will build a statue for the university's former president, Dr. Jerome Holland.

    Delaware State University is inviting the community to take part in the recognition of a historic Delaware figure, Dr. Jerome Holland, who navigated the then-Delaware State College through its most challenging decade and saved the state’s only historically black institution of higher education from possible closure in the 1950s.

    More

    Delaware State University is inviting the community to take part in the recognition of a historic Delaware figure, Dr. Jerome Holland, who navigated the then-Delaware State College through its most challenging decade and saved the state’s only historically black institution of higher education from possible closure in the 1950s.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices