Freed by mistake, inmate still loose

Richmond County authorities continue their search for a inmate who was mistakenly freed Saturday.

Devontae Romeo Roberts, 19, was arrested Dec. 18 in connection with an armed robbery at Family Dollar on Deans Bridge Road.

It was Roberts’ second arrest for armed robbery in less than three years.

He was mistakenly released Saturday morning. Authorities are investigating the error that allowed him to be released early.

Anyone with information on Roberts’ whereabouts are asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.

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