Authorities searching for inmate 'prematurely' released from the Madison County Jail

The inmate used another inmate's information to be released.

Posted: Jul 31, 2021 3:05 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2021 12:51 PM

An inmate from the Madison County Jail was prematurely released Saturday after posing as another inmate.

Now the sheriff's office is asking for the public's help finding him.

Darren Jermaine Chipman, 31, of Huntsville was in jail awaiting extradition to Georgia. The sheriff's office said he used another inmate's information in order to be released.

He had two outstanding warrants out of Gwinnett County, Georgia for a robbery and failure to register as a sex offender. 

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said, "We are utilizing every available resource we have to find this individual, as well as outside agencies locally and outside the state of Alabama."

An internal investigation is underway to determine how the release happened. There is also a criminal investigation.

If you see Chipman or know where he is, call 911, or the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 256-722-7181.

Darren Jermaine Chipman is a black male, 5’10”, 130-140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He also wears glasses.

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