A Tennessee man charged with first-degree attempted murder is now on the run after he was mistakenly released from jail on bond meant for his twin brother, officials said.
Quindarius Jordan, 19, was arrested in October 2017 for allegedly shooting someone at an East Nashville convenience store and wounding a 62-year-old woman who was caught in the crossfire, police said.
His identical twin, Quintarius Jordan, was arrested and charged as an accessory to the crime for allegedly driving the getaway car, authorities said.
Though Quintarius Jordan made his $5,000 bond, he was arrested again on separate charges and his bond was supposed to be reinstated.
“But instead of reinstating it under Quintarius, it was reinstated under Quindarius,” Nashville Criminal Court Clerk Howard Getty told InsideEdition.com.
On June 5, authorities realized Quintarius Jordan’s bond had not been reinstated and they did so, but did not correct the previous mistake that lowered Quindarius Jordan’s bond to $5,000.
His family spotted the lower amount needed to free Quindarius Jordan, and last Friday, he was bonded out.
“I have an employee sitting here 20 years… she has never had a situation like this before,” Getty said.
The identical twins’ names are one letter apart, had the same case number, their social security numbers are one digit apart and their Electronic Originating Agency Case number, or OCA, is also one digit apart.
“That doesn’t excuse the action, it just explains the uniqueness and unusual situation,” Getty said.
He apologized for the error, saying he and his office have not taken the mistake lightly.
“Our job is to keep records and keep them correctly,” he said. “None of us are OK [with what happened]. We have a[n alleged] shooter who’s still out. We have victims who have been shot.”
A bench warrant was issued against Quindarius Jordan, whose whereabouts are unclear, Getty said.
“He’s on the run right now,” he said. “There’s nowhere to really turn. The best thing for him is to turn himself back in. We just want him found before he does anything else.”
Anyone with information on or who believes they may have seen Quindarius Jordan is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
Source: Inside Edition
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