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For Immediate Release
Date: March 23, 2022
Contact: Colonel Jared Schechter
Telephone: 316.660.3900

Improper Release of Inmate 03.23.22

MEDIA RELEASE                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:                                                            MARCH 23, 2022

AGENCY:                                                      SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                                   WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                                (316) 660-3900

CONTACT:                                                    COLONEL JARED SCHECHTER


On March 21, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Inmate Elijah Nehemiah Reed was released from the Detention Facility in error. Reed was in custody on two writs to detain through the Juvenile District Court and a criminal possession of a firearm charge through the Adult District Court. After the adult case was dismissed by the District Court a paperwork error in the Sheriff’s Office was made concerning the sentencing status of the two juvenile cases and Reed was released from custody in error.


Reed is a 20 year old African-American Male who was last known to live in Wichita. He is 6ft 2in tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  


Reed could be dangerous and possibly armed.


If you know of Reed’s whereabouts please call 911.

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