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Wrong inmate released from Tenn. jail

NASHVILLE, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A burglary suspect walked out of a Tennessee jail posing as another man with a similar name who had been ordered released on his own recognizance.

Kenneth Anderson, 46, got past four security checkpoints Wednesday morning, The Nashville Tennessean reported. The other inmate, Kennus Anderson, was freed once jail employees realized the mistake.

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Montgomery County Sheriff Norman Lewis described Anderson, a Nashville resident, as a "frequent flier" at the jail. He had been arrested at least 14 times in the past four years and had been held since Christmas Eve 2007 because he was unable to post $10,000 bail.

Lewis said that he does not believe Anderson is dangerous.

Capt. Doug Tackett, the jail supervisor, said that each inmate has a wristband with a photo, name and identification number. The information on the wristband is supposed to be checked at least four times during release.

"They even issued him his own personal property before they released him. They should have caught it then, too," Tackett said.

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