Deputies searching for inmate released in error

***UPDATE*** 6/29/16: Hinkston was taken into custody around 2am without incident by Sheriff’s Correction Security investigators and US Marshal Task Force officers.

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6/28/16: An inmate in jail for attempted second-degree murder and home invasion was released in error earlier this afternoon from the Rapides Parish Detention Center 1 downtown. At approximately 2pm, Dalvin  Devonte Hinkston, 24 of Alexandria, was released inadvertently due to an error paperwork. The exact circumstances around his release are under investigation at this time.

Hinkston, who has been in jail since May 16th, was in jail on charges stemming from an Alexandria Police Department investigation.  Correction Security investigators say Hinkston should be considered dangerous due to current charges.

Hinkston is a black male, 5’5″ tall, 145 lbs, brown eyes and has Mary tattooed on his left chest area.

A warrant for simple escape has been obtained on Hinkston and detectives, Correction Security Investigators and US Marshals Task Force officers are currently searching for him.

“We are investigating the circumstances around his release and while there appears to be a paperwork error, there was also a personnel error and that will be addressed” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton.

Again, Hinkston is considered dangerous due to current charges.  If anyone has information on the location of Hinkston, please call the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700.

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