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For Immediate Release
Date: April 25, 2022
Contact: Lieutenant Benjamin Blick
Telephone: 316.660.3880

UPDATE Improper Release of Inmate 4.25.22

MEDIA RELEASE                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:                                                            APRIL 25, 2022

AGENCY:                                                      SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                                  WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                                (316) 660-3900

CONTACT:                                                    COLONEL JARED SCHECHTER



On April 8, 2022, Elijah Reed was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas on an outstanding warrant related to his pending criminal case in Sedgwick County District Court. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Extradition Unit flew to Fort Worth on April 20, 2022 and returned Elijah Reed to the Sedgwick County Detention Facility.



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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