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A dangerous prisoner is now on the loose after he was accidentally released from the Oakland County Jail on Wednesday night. A cash reward has been offered for information leading to his capture.
The Michigan Department of Corrections says Johnnie Rodgers, 24, was in Oakland County’s custody for a court hearing and was released around 6 p.m. instead of being handed over to the MDOC.
We’re told it was hours before anyone realized the mistake.
Several agencies are now looking for him including the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Corrections and Michigan State Police.
At about 1:30 Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Department of Corrections tweeted that they would offer a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the capture of Rodgers.
Rodgers was convicted of assault with intent to commit murder and armed robbery out of Wayne County in 2014. He was serving a 15-year sentence. Rodgers is described as 6 feet tall and around 187 pounds.
If you know of his whereabouts, call 911 or:
- Crimestoppers – 1-800-SPEAK-UP
- Oakland County – 1-888-TURN-1-IN