Released by mistake on Sunday, the St. Cloud woman was picked up Wednesday afternoon and returned to the jail on Simpson Road while jail and court workers figure out what went wrong, according to interviews.
A pick-up order released Wednesday by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office under a public records request states Lacy was supposed to be held until Dec. 2 on a drug court warrant, until her release to Transition House, a drug program.
What went wrong could not be determined until the judge handling the case returns to court after the Thanksgiving holiday, Johnson said.
The process of coordinating inmates’ court appearances is part of extensive overhaul of jail procedures expected to be finished by early next year.
The jail staff helped save an inmate’s life this week when the man charged with raping a young boy tried to hang himself in the maximum-security, close-supervision cellblock, according to interviews.
Angel Alamo, 20, was treated and released from a local hospital after his cellmate alerted corrections officers, who summoned medical assistance. He remains under constant observation at the jail to prevent another attempt, said Johnson. Alamo faces charges of sexual battery of a child under 12 years old and lewd and lascivious molestation.
“Basically, I am not confident we ever got the paperwork,” Corrections Director Sherry Johnson said Wednesday afternoon about court records ordering Lacy to be held past her Sunday release date.
Lacy, 25, was sent from court to the jail on Friday with orders to let her go on Sunday with orders to show up Monday for a drug test inKissimmee, Johnson said. Lacy made the appointment but the drug lab work later called the jail saying they thought she was supposed to be held until released by a judge, Johnson said.