Man arrested after being mistakenly released from jail

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FLINT (WJRT) - (04/13/16) - A man mistakenly released from jail on Sunday has been captured.

Dustin Thomas was captured Wednesday evening after officers spotted him trying to visit a friend on Bonbright Street on Flint's north side.

He is accused of burglary in Burton and wanted for questioning by the feds.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell says Thomas impersonated his cell mate to trick deputies. Apparently, he threatened to kill the man's family, who gave up his ID bracelet and social security number.

When deputies came to their cell Thomas claimed to be the other man. Pickell says he even changed his hairstyle to look like him.

Pickell says he will now face more charges.



 
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