Murder Suspect Turns Himself Back In After He Was Accidentally Released In Clerical Error

Murder Suspect Turns Himself Back In After He Was Accidentally Released In Clerical Error Mecklenburg County Jail | iStock/MivPiv

A North Carolina man who’s facing first-degree murder charges turned himself back in after a clerical error saw him accidentally released from jail. Jaylan Noah Davis is accused of shooting 42-year-old Arthur Mikluski dead in Charlotte in 2022. In addition to the murder charges, he is also facing two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and shooting into an occupied dwelling. Nevertheless, he was released from Mecklenburg County Jail on Thursday, April 13.

Davis was supposed to be held without bond, but an incorrect court order stated that all charges against him had been dropped. He was therefore released. However, it seems he is a criminal with a conscience, as he turned himself back in on Friday, April 14 – only a day later.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden confirmed the “clerical error” in a statement on Twitter, adding that Jaylan Davis thankfully didn’t hurt anyone or cause any further damage during the hours he was out of jail. Still, the experience was an “emotional rollercoaster for the families involved.”

Many wondered how such a serious mistake could happen and pointed out that the situation could have had a much more devastating ending. However, McFadden assured the public that the force will learn and improve, saying, “Our criminal justice system will never be flawless, but we will learn from this experience and improve our process accordingly.”

Jaylan Davis’ father, Andrew Davis, told Channel 9 that he was happy to have his son home but that the family surrendered as soon as they realized Jaylan’s release was accidental.

“When they put it out on the news, I’m like we’ve been at home. They got the number here. They got the address here. You know where we’re at, I mean nobody came,” Andrew said.”Nobody did anything but we happen to see it on the news, so we went to go turn ourselves in.”

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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