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Drug Suspect Held In Chattanooga Jail Mistakenly Released

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:17:33-04

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has been searching for a man who was mistakenly released from a jail in Hamilton County.

According to a release from the Marshals, Brenen Andrew Murphy was being detained on federal drug charges at the Silverdale Correctional Facility in Hamilton County. He was released in error early Sunday morning.

The Marshals had not said how Murphy came to be released from the facility, operated by Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison firm.

Murphy was described as a white male, with brown hair and eyes and a beard, standing 5 feet,10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has several tattoos, including "Born Free 80's Baby" on his neck, "423" on his right hand and "517" on his left hand. 

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