MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - When Quentin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years for employment benefits fraud, it appeared he was headed for a long prison stay.
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich told FOX10 News Monday, however, Jackson didn't go to prison. He received three years probation instead.
According to Mobile police, Jackson got himself arrested again over the weekend.
Ashley Rains with the Mobile Police Department said the arrest stems from a traffic violation.
"Mr. Jackson refused to pull over at first and a short pursuit actually took place as Mr. Jackson was throwing items out of his car window. He finally actually did pull over, and as the officer was attempting to take him into custody, Mr. Jackson became uncooperative so he actually had to be forcibly put into his handcuffs," Rains said.
Jackson is now facing five new charges including reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and marijuana possession.
Despite the new charges and the previous prison sentence, Jackson walked out of Metro Jail just three hours after his arrest.
Police said it's not their fault.
"At the time we checked for warrants and that kind of thing, but he was taken to Metro for the charges stemming from not pulling over for police," Rains said.
When asked why Jackson was released just hours after his arrest, Rains said, "Once they're taken to Metro they're out of our custody."
FOX10 News also talked to Rich. Rich said Jackson should not have been given bond.
The District Attorney said Jackson's probation officer had been contacted by her office. According to Rich, the probation officer has been instructed to issue a warrant for Jackson and pick him up.
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