Two deputies reprimanded in mistaken release of YCDC inmate

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant has reprimanded two deputies in the erroneous release of convicted murderer Thomas Aaron Whitlock in late February. In a statement today from the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Allen Brandon and Deputy Grady Gonzales were reprimanded for failing to communicate transport instructions and allowing Whitlock to use the telephone during the transport. [...] Read More

Erroneously-released inmate now back in NC prison

A convicted murderer who was on the run – and caught – is now back at his home away from home in North Carolina. Andrew Kiel reports. (As written: Deputies say Thomas Aaron Whitlock, who was mistakenly released from the Moss Justice Center following what Sheriff Bruce Bryant calls an error in documentation, was returned [...] Read More

‘Hide and go seek’ ends for convicted murderer in Dallas, Texas

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant said today that following the re-arrest of a convicted murderer mistakenly released from the Moss Justice Center in Dallas, Tex., some changes may be in store for how inmates are released at the Moss Justice Center. 31-year-old Thomas Aaron Whitlock was released at 3 p.m. Monday from the York County [...] Read More

Sheriff offers $5,000 reward for info on missing murderer

It’s been almost three days since a convicted murder was mistakenly released from the Moss Justice Center in York County, and investigators with the York County Sheriff’s Office are now offering a reward for 31-year-old Thomas Aaron Whitlock. York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Mike Baker said Wednesday there’s now a 5-thousand dollar reward for [...] Read More