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UPDATE: Accidentally released federal inmate back in custody

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UPDATE: The U.S. Marshals Service have Brenen Andrew Murphy in custody, no injuries, caught outside the city of Chattanooga at a Super 8 Motel off of I-24 W. 


PREVIOUS STORY: The U.S. Marshals Service says a man being held on federal meth related charges was accidentally released from the Corrections Corporation of America Silverdale detention facility Sunday morning.

Authorities want the public to be on the lookout for 27-year-old Brenen Andrew Murphy. Murphy is 5'10 and 190 pounds.

The U.S. Marshals office has Murphy's first name spelled as Brenen, which may be a clerical issue.

Court records, arrest reports and birth records list him as Brendon Murphy. It's unclear if the name mix-up played a role in his accidental release Sunday morning.

He has several tattoos including, 'BORN FREE 80'S BABY' on his neck, '423' on his right hand and '517' on his left hand. He also has a tattoo of a skull and crossbones on his left arm and 'RIP JJS' with a cross tattooed on his right forearm.

Murphy is believed to still be in the Chattanooga area. If you have information on his whereabouts contact local law enforcement or the U.S. Marshal Service.

 A similar situation happened in June when an different inmate was accidentally released. The inmate walked three miles to find a phone, called his family, and was later found in Dunlap.
    
Mayor Jim Coppinger said that mistake was made by a county employee.

"We made a mistake this morning and we'll critique that to see to it that it doesn't happen again," Mayor Coppinger said.

Hamilton County spokesperson Mike Dunne says CCA is handling this investigation and the county is not involved. 

But CCA isn't answering questions about the mix up.
 

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