Corrections deputies with the Clallam County jail inadvertently released a man charged with domestic violence Sept. 4.
"We own this," Sukert said. "We made a mistake, that's the bottom line."
Sukert said when inmates appear in court they return to the jail with paperwork giving information about bail and if they can be released. Lukes paperwork got mixed with the paperwork of inmates who were allowed to be released, he said.
The process of releasing inmates is now revised to require a jail sergeant review and sign off on all releases before they walk out the door, Sukert said.
Sukert said efforts by law enforcement have not yet resulted in Lukes return to custody.