Inmate re-captured after being accidentally released from prison in Illinois

Anees Usmani | Kankakee County sheriff's office

Police have captured a man who was accidentally released from a Kankakee prison Friday night.

Anees Usmani, 41, was discharged in place of another inmate about 4:30 p.m. from the Jerome Combs Detention Center, the Kankakee County sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Usmani had been detained since Dec. 2018 for the U.S. Marshals Service on drug offenses, the sheriff’s office said. Usmani was dropped off at a local business by another inmate who was released with him.

Usmani was re-captured on Saturday around 4:45 p.m. in Chicago's Lincolnwood neighborhood. 

"We are continuing to investigate the incident to determine what mistakes were made and why,” said Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey in a statement.