Releasing Inmates prematurely Due to COVID-19

Because of the high transmission rate of COVID-19, many prisons have been releasing some of their inmates in order to slow down the spread of this terrible virus. This can lead to worse consequences. For example, in Brandon, Mississippi, one inmate named Vincent Ogiamien was released from prison due to testing positive for COVID-19.

He was released at around 3 PM and just an hour later, he forcefully entered a woman’s car and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman wasn’t able to get Ogiamien out of his vehicle, so she got out and he drove off, according to Brandon police chief Christopher Butts. He entered another house and shot a woman in the house.

The next day, he also sexually assaulted another woman. Ogiamien was spotted on the freeway by police and eventually became involved in a car chase. He was arrested after the chase ended and charged with 2 counts of rape, car theft, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

Please urge your local police to think twice before releasing inmates during this pandemic–the consequences can be worse than the virus itself. Need assistance? Call us 24/7 for free consultation with Avolevan Bail Bonds in Alhambra Ca at 909-721-8204!

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