Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that Talleon S. Brazil, age 31 from Detroit Michigan was apprehended by Michigan law enforcement authorities on Saturday, February 1st. Mr. Brazil was arrested without incident on warrants from both the State of Michigan and Ohio.
On January 14, 2020 Michigan authorities temporarily released Mr. Brazil to the State of Ohio, who at the time was incarcerated in a Michigan prison serving a sentence for various criminal offenses. Inmate Brazil was booked into the Scioto County Jail as the result of being indicted by the Scioto County Grand Jury on six counts of felony drug related offense.
Inmate Brazil appeared in Scioto County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, January 16th and was appointed legal counsel, entered a not guilty pleas to all of the criminal charges and bond was set in the amount of $50,000.00 cash/surety. Inmate Brazil was scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on Tuesday, February 4th at 10:00 am. A surety bond was posted for Inmate Brazil on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and Inmate Brazil was then released from the Scioto County Jail by a Corrections Officer who obviously failed to notice that Michigan authorities had placed a holder on the inmate which required that Mr. Brazil be returned and or released back to Michigan authorities.
Jail Administrator Captain Carter, after learning of the mistake, has been in contact with Michigan authorities. On Friday, January 31st, the Scioto County Prosecutors Office filed a motion to revoke Mr. Brazil’s bond and a warrant was shortly thereafter issued for his arrest.
Sheriff Donini apologizes for the unfortunate incident and states that an internal investigation will be conducted to discover what led to the unauthorized release of the inmate and to determine who should be held accountable. Once the internal investigation is completed and all of the facts are gathered, any and all employees deemed to be responsible will be disciplined in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement between the Scioto County Sheriff and the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council.