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Vigo County authorities search for inmate released by mistake

TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse announced Tuesday that an inmate at the Vigo County Jail was released by mistake earlier this month.

Authorities said they immediately initiated a search for 48-year-old Gregg F. Shepherd after the release was discovered Friday.

Shepherd’s last known address is 7123 S. Saginaw Place in Terre Haute. He had been ordered detained on pending charges of criminal confinement, battery and theft. 

Superior Court Judge Sarah Mullican issued two additional warrants for Shepherd’s arrest, and law enforcement agencies have been notified with a request for assistance in locating Shepherd.

“We just hope that we get him back in custody as soon as possible. We don’t believe he’s a threat to anyone at this time,” Sheriff Plasse said. “Obviously he did commit a crime, and there was a victim in this case, so we let them know that he’s out so they can be aware, but we don’t believe he’s a threat to anyone in the general public at this time.”

He also confirmed that a review of internal procedures was under way. 

“This is an unfortunate situation that we do not want repeated,” said Sheriff Plasse. “I have asked our team to review all internal procedures to determine how this error occurred and to train and implement procedures that will prevent such a premature detainee release in the future.”


Comedian April Macie joins us for a few laughs

You may have seen her on Netflix as part of a Stand-up special, “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.”

Today on Indy Style, we sit down with Comedian April Macie.

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April Macie was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, has appeared on E! Entertainment, Sirius and XM Radio, Access Hollywood, Talk Soup, and HLN. April has appeared on the Howard Stern show where in 2008 she was voted the “Funniest and Hottest” comedian in America. She is also a regular guest on the Bob and Tom radio show and has toured with the Bob & Tom All-Stars. April has appeared on Showtime’s I Am Comic, Vegas Is My Oyster, Snoop Dogg’s: Bad Girls of Comedy, and was the host of the AVN Awards. April has also appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central and Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny on A&E. She also gave a TEDx talk on turning pain into humor. Currently, April travels internationally as a headlining stand-up comedian.

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