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'We're Sorry' — Jail Accidentally Releases Attempted Murder Suspect After Mistaking Him For Identical Twin

Quindarius Jordan benefitted from the fact that his brother Quintarius Jordan — a fellow suspect facing much lesser charges — looks exactly like him and has nearly the same name. 

By Stefan Lembo-Stolba

He released the wrong identical twin from lockup — and now a Tennessee court clerk is saying "sorry" for letting an attempted murder suspect walk free.

Quintarius Jordan and Quindarius Jordan have more than just their last name in common.

They are identical twins and have a one letter difference in their first names, and a one digit difference in their social security numbers. Following a shooting in October 2017, both of the Jordan brothers were attached to the same case, according to reporting by WKRN in Nashville.

Quintarius was charged with accessory after the fact for allegations he drove the getaway car after his brother Quindarius allegedly shot and injured two people, according to a police statement.

Quindarius, 18 at the time, was charged with aggravated assault and felony possession of a weapon after the shooting, during which a stray bullet from his gun struck a 62-year-old woman, according to police.

Quindarius, whose bond was originally $150,000, was mistakenly given a bond-reduction when court employees changed his amount to $5,000 to match the bail given to his brother Quintarius.

"His family saw in the computer system of the clerk's office where the bond had been reduced to $5,000," Donnie Jordan, the owner of Rader Bonding Company told WKRN. "They said they would like to post the bond."

Howard Gentry, the clerk for Nashville Criminal Court, apologized to the public on Tuesday for the error.

"We're sorry that we allowed such an individual to get back on the street and we're asking the public to help us to bring him back in," Gentry said, according to WKRN reporting. "At the end of the day, we have let someone out that has been charged with attempted murder and I just pray that no one else is injured during this period."

Quindarius was also being held for charges stemming from an alleged shooting last August, according to Nashville police. A bench warrant for Quindarius was issued on Monday, and the Nashville police are urging anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to contact local authorities.

[Photo: Nashville Police Department] 

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