Investigation launched in mistaken release of 2 county inmates
Jun 08, 2014 | 1615 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Problems continue to pile up for the Bradley County Sherrif’s Office.

Two inmates were found to have been mistakenly released within the past week.

Public Information Officer Bob Gault confirmed the BCSO found out about the fumble around late Friday afternoon.

Chief Deputy W.G. Campbell launched an investigation.

Gault predicted it will continue into early next week. He said the Sheriff’s Office did not have any news to report as of press time Saturday evening.

An inside source at the sheriff’s office reportedly leaked the information to a local news company earlier this week.

The names revealed in the insider’s information were Jonathan Meeks, a 33-year-old inmate convicted of aggravated assault who had been transported from Davidson County to the BCSO for court, and Lisa Cronan, an inmate who pled guilty on May 19 to aggravated burglary.

The report claimed Meeks was released little more than a week ago. He was taken into custody Friday evening.

Cronan was reportedly released Tuesday. She remains out of the BCSO’s hands as of press time Saturday evening.

The releases arrive on the heels of an internal affairs investigation which sought to answer why a man in BCSO custody was left in a holding cell in Bradley County Courthouse for an extended time.