FBI: Bank robbery suspect mistakenly released from Ohio jail

Authorities are asking for the public's help finding an inmate that was mistakenly released from jail in Ohio earlier this week. 

The FBI says 28-year-old Don Woodson Ellis walked out of the Lucas County jail in Toledo Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. At the time, he was wearing a black t-shirt, light blue jean shorts and white tennis shoes with dark laces. 

Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp says Ellis used deception to get out of jail but wouldn't provide details. Tharp says mistakes were made and there's no excuse for Ellis being released.

The FBI says Ellis should be considered armed and dangerous, and adds that he was using the name Antwon Moore at the time he left jail. 

Authorities say Ellis stole a car at gunpoint from a gas station in Toledo on Monday and then robbed a bank.

Ellis is on parole for a 2012 bank robbery conviction in Michigan.

If you see him you're asked to call 911 immediately. Do not approach him. A $5,000 reward from the FBI is being offered leading to his successful arrest and prosecution. 


This report includes information from The Associated Press