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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Why wasn't this guy locked up?

Tony Rizzo has a good story this morning about Traune Williams, who -- in the space of a year -- got caught with a gun and drug paraphernalia five times. Williams is a felon and on probation, so he shouldn't have been carrying a gun, period. But Williams' records weren't updated correctly, so officers didn't know.

In the earliest of those cases from 2008, Williams pleaded guilty but was placed on probation despite the fact that he had racked up three more arrests between that arrest and his sentencing date.

Luckily, a detective put it all together, and Williams has been sentenced to five years and 10 months.

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