FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Police Arrest Murder Suspect After Mistakenly Releasing Him

January 13, 2005  | 

A paperwork error let Watson J. Ward, 22, walk out of a Detroit police station the same day he was scheduled to be arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and assault with intent to murder.

Police became aware of the mistake less than an hour after his release.

Two days later, Ward was found hiding in a crawl space in a residence after police received an anonymous tip as to his whereabouts.

Police first arrested Ward in the death of Michael Lloyd, 23, and the wounding of a 20-year-old man. Police say Ward Shot Lloyd, whom he knew, in the back of the head as they sat in a car. The wounded man was released from the hospital the next day.

The Detroit Police Department is investigating what led to Ward’s accidental release.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Man Arrested After Stealing Ferrari Twice
A 39-year-old man was arrested by Fontana, Calif., police after allegedly stealing a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine