BATON ROUGE, La. – A convicted killer who was accidentally released from prison following miscommunication and missing paperwork on the part of the Louisiana Department of Correction has been arrested in Atlanta.
WAFB reports the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 32-year-old Benjueil Johnson early Friday morning at a motel in an Atlanta suburb.
Johnson was wanted by law enforcement after being mistakenly released on Sept. 22 from the Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisiana. He was serving a 40-year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to officials with the Department of Corrections, early indications show Johnson was getting released from Dixon on good behavior for prior charges. When his name was run in the system, the manslaughter conviction did not appear, so he was let go.