RELEASED EARLY

NEW CHARGES

James J. Tolston Jr.

Sentence miscalculated by 2 years, 6 months


Tolston was originally imprisoned on charges including Unlaw Poss W/I Dlv Cnt Subs/Vp. After mistakenly being freed early, Tolston was charged with four crimes:

Charge Date Status
POSSESS COCAINE 28-139 GRAMS, CLASS 1C FELONY Feb. 8, 2005 Convicted
DEL/INTENT TO DEL CONTR SUBS-SCH. 1,2,3, CLASS 3 FELONY Feb. 8, 2005 Convicted
DEL/INTENT TO DEL EXCEPTIONALLY HAZ DRUG, CLASS 2 FELONY Feb. 8, 2005 Convicted
POSSESS MARIJUANA 1 OZ OR LESS-1ST OFF, INFRACTION Aug. 26, 2004 Convicted
Miscalculation
2 years, 6 months
Start
May 2, 1996
Original release date
Feb. 6, 2004

Other convicts charged with new crimes when they should have been in jail

  • Abejide Abejide

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Anthony Andretti

    Miscalculation: 5 years

  • Joseph Fitzgerald

    Miscalculation: 5 years

  • Aaron L Finney

    Miscalculation: 5 years

  • Robert C. Newcomb

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Cesar A Medina

    Miscalculation: 1 year, 6 months

  • Shanika L Rutherford

    Miscalculation: 1 year, 6 months

  • Scott A Kingsley

    Miscalculation: 2 weeks, 1 day

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    Credits: Ben Vankat, Cody Winchester, Matt Wynn / Omaha World-Herald