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Chatham County Sheriff's Office releases wrong inmate

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Jose Maria Perez (Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) - The Chatham County Sheriff's Office "erroneously" released an inmate with multiple charges, according to a release.

The circumstances of this incident are still being investigated. Officers are now actively searching for Jose Maria Perez. He is 5'8" and approximately 165 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Perez's location should contact the Chatham County Sheriff's Office or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.

Perez was held on the following charges:

  • Rape
  • Home invasion
  • Aggravated assault
  • Obstruction
  • Probation violation
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated sodomy - commit sodomy with force and against persons will or person is less than 10 years of age