JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Sheriff Mike Ezell said a tip led to the arrest of a felony shoplifting suspect who was mistakenly released from the Jackson County Adult Detention Center on Monday night.
Authorities said Tiffanie Ann Miller, 33, was released after she and another inmate plotted to switch places. Ezell said she was arrested Tuesday in the Gulf Park Estates neighborhood. She was found hiding in a house on Edgewater Blvd.
Miller was jailed on two counts of felony shoplifting charges and neglect of a vulnerable adult. While behind bars, investigators believe she convinced another inmate, who looks similar to her, to switch identities.
Tenia Stork, 31, was jailed on contempt of court charges, and was set to be released by court order Monday evening.
Ezell said when the guard called Stork's name to release her, Miller answered instead and then changed into Stork's clothes. Surveillance video from inside the jail shows the two women sat together and hugged goodbye when Stork's name was called for release.
The real Tenia Stork was left behind and now faces charges of aiding the escape of a felon. Miller is now facing an additional charge of escape.
Ezell said there is a review underway of jail procedures to determine if changes need to be made.