Gang rape suspect back in custody after a mistaken release - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Gang rape suspect back in custody after a mistaken release

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The suspect in a 2014 gang rape that was mistakenly released from custody back in December, is now back in custody.

Edward Samuel is now in custody at the Raymond Detention Center after being arrested by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

He is being charged with accessory after the fact.

Samuel, his brother Marquise Samuel and Ja'Lon Jones were accused of raping a young woman in the parking lot of a Shell Gas station on Daniel Lake Boulevard back in July of 2014.  

Samuel was inappropriately released by the previous Hinds County Sheriff's Administration when his rape charge was dropped. There was no evidence that proved Samuel had intercourse with the woman, but the sexual battery charge and accessory after the fact remained.

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