So you have a murder in Prince William County. Thankfully, the people of Prince William can sleep safe and sound knowing that authorities had detained the alleged murderer, a Mr. Christopher T. Broady. The courts can now dispense some Virginia justice and everyone can give themselves a nice pat on the back for a job well done.
Or you could just release him by accident. Whatever works.
Prince William officials decided to take the latter route. There was quite the little mix-up between prison officials and prosecutors who had arraigned Broady in two different courts. Now Broady's as free as a bird and no one has any clue where he could be.
"He could be anywhere. He could be in Arizona, Mexico, South America," Prince William Commonwealth's Attorney Paul B. Ebert (D) said.
Ebert chose faraway places. Let me change the quote around to make it scarier (and probably more accurate):
He could be anywhere. He could be in Georgetown, Prince George's County, underneath your bed.
I wonder what Jail Superintendent Charles Land has to say for himself:
"I think of course this is again an unfortunate case," Land said. "We are crowded, but I feel we run a safe agency, and I think the community is safe.
You think the community is safe? You just released a murderer into Northern Virginia! That's like the least safe thing a jail superintendent can do. I can't believe this guy has the nerve to say that everything is hunky-dorey.
By the way, Charles Land is running the same prison that held a guy in jail for an extra two months for the crime of being Hispanic. I hate Virginia.
Anyways if you see this guy, there's a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to his arrest. I have no idea why the reward is so low. Probably because he didn't kill a white guy.