Inmate mistakenly released without GPS monitor caught by San Antonio police, BCSO says

Search is on for Thomas Ray Furlow Smith


SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Thomas Ray Furlow Smith, the inmate who was mistakenly released from custody Wednesday without first being outfitted with a GPS monitor, was caught by San Antonio police.

Smith was apprehended in the 9200 block of Ridge Post around 6:50 p.m. by police. He was taken in for further questioning and to be processed for GPS monitoring.

BCSO said an administrative investigation is underway and disciplinary action will follow. 


Authorities, including the Bexar County Sheriff himself, are downtown searching for an inmate mistakenly released from custody today, the Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday.

Thomas Ray Furlow Smith was mistakenly released from custody Wednesday without first being outfitted with a GPS monitor, the Sheriff's Office said.

Smith was in custody on a charge of evading arrest, unlawful carry of a weapon and burglarizing a coin-operated machine, online court records show.


Smith's criminal history appears to be recent. Records show he racked up three arrests in two months on charges of theft of a vehicle, evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carry of a weapon and burglary of a coin-operated machine.

Authorities warned that anyone harboring Smith can potentially face charges.

This is at least the sixth inmate to be negligently released from BCSO custody since the start of the year, according to KSAT archives.

This is the second inmate to be released under the newly-appointed jail administrator Avery Walker.

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