BCSO deputy chief suspended after inmate released without GPS monitor
Deputy Chief Ruben Vela has been suspended and 30-year department veteran, Captain Avery Walker, has been named acting jail administrator
San Antonio Express-News
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office reports Terrik Andres McCoy, 26, has been arrested and is being returned to Bexar County Jail.
Due to staff error, McCoy was released from the Bexar County Jail on Saturday without a court-ordered GPS monitor. When efforts to contact him and get him to comply with the court order failed, a warrant for a parole violation was issued.
He was found Sunday in the front yard of a residence in the 100 block of Dorie St. and arrested without incident by Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, according to a news release.
A second man at the residence, 32-year-old Charles Elliott Franks, wanted on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant was also arrested.
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The interim jail administrator at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center Facility has been suspended after an inmate was released from custody without a court-ordered GPS monitor.
Terrik Andres McCoy, 26, was initially booked into the Bexar County Jail on Nov. 28, 2018, for evading arrest or detention, a misdemeanor charge. McCoy had completed the conditions of his sentence but processes and conditions of his release were incomplete, according to a Bexar County Sheriff's Office news release.
"Due to staff error, McCoy was released from custody without the GPS monitor," the release stated.
Deputy Chief Ruben Vela has been suspended and 30-year department veteran, Captain Avery Walker, has been named acting jail administrator.
BCSO Internal Affairs is investigating and a review on current practices at the facility is planned.
Vela, who has more than 30 years of service with the department, was promoted to deputy chief and placed in charge of the jail last April.
A warrant for parole violation has been issued for McCoy and BCSO continue attempts to contact him so he can comply with the order for GPS monitoring, according to release.
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