Sources within the county jail concerned that jailers would be blamed for the release of Dearick Stokes contacted me to give documents to show that the screw up came from the Criminal Court clerk's office and especially the clerk in Div5.
he source states that Stokes was released as all inmates are. According to the source the jail computers did not state that Stokes had been sentenced and that he was out on a $250,000 bond.
The first document posted comes from the computer that jailers see, it does not show anything about the murder charge at all. The document shows that the domestic assault bodily harm charge dismissed. The source states that the documents only show a dismissed charge with Stokes having to return May 13, 2010 for sentencing.
The second document shows that even as of yesterday that Stokes paper work states that he's releasable. Sources deny Judge Lammney's position that jailers did not understand what releasable meant. The source states that on the paperwork if Stokes had a hold on him or waiting to be transferred there would be a N where there is a Y on the paperwork, meaning NO he can not be released. The source states that the documents being shown on Tv stating that Stokes had a life sentence were not in his jacket. The source also states that when a person is to be transferred to another facilty such as to Nashville where the Y is seen would state where the person is to be transferred to.
Sources were also concerned that when Stokes file was removed from the Criminal Court Clerks office that the spin and cover up was on where low level employees would be blamed for just doing their job.
As for Stokes he should receive the dumbest criminal award for still being in Memphis, How do you get a second chance at freedom and only get as far as the Relax Inn on Third? Why did'nt his father and brother get him a bus ticket or since they were helping him just put him in the trunk of the car and take him to Mexico or somewhere.
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