Woman jailed for 2 weeks in case of mistaken identity

AP News
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 12:05 PM

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman spent two weeks in jail following a case of mistaken identity.

The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1LS5BfR) reports 50-year-old Jacqueline Renell Charles was arrested Nov. 18 during a Louisiana traffic stop after the officer found a warrant for her in Mississippi.

Charles says she was booked and spent one week in a Louisiana jail before being hauled off to another jail in Mississippi.

By Dec. 2, officials realized she wasn't the suspect. Officials say the original defendant had a tattoo that said "Earl" on her arm. Charles, however, has no tattoos. Additionally, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office realized the original suspect's name was Jacqueline Marie Charles and that her birth date and Social Security number did not match those of Jacqueline Renell Charles.

Charles has since returned home.


This story has been corrected to change the dateline from Jackson, Miss. to Gulfport, Miss.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com