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Herrin man arrested, held, in case of mistaken identity

Posted by on Friday, August 11th, 2017 @ 4:29 pm.

James Fisher, leaving the Williamson County Jail

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. - Sometimes, mistakes are made.

And sometimes, even the authorities make them.

However, when they're rectified quickly, everybody can get on with things and go right back to their business, even if "quickly" means an overnight stay in jail...witness what happened to a Herrin man on Thursday, August 10.

James Fisher, a self-employed mechanic from Herrin, was picking up auto parts in Marion yesterday afternoon.

A Marion police officer thought James was his brother Nathaniel Fisher who was wanted for retail theft. James had left his ID at home on the entertainment center because Mediacom had just been there that morning and he had left his wallet there when contending with Mediacom.

He did, however, have all of his wife's IDs, which he keeps on him because, he says, "she likes me to do that because she's always forgetting something."

They took him to Marion PD, booked and fingerprinted him, and transported him to the Williamson County Jail. He says they did believe that he was who he was saying he was, but couldn't release him without an ID. And it didn't help that he was in possession of his wife's IDs...so they had to hold him overnight (we didn't learn exactly why his wife couldn't bring his IDs up from the house, but there probably was a viable reason.)

This morning in Williamson County Circuit Court, the state's attorney dropped all charges because they knew he was who he said he was. He was released from jail around 12:20 today (Friday, Aug. 11).

He says he holds no hard feelings against the department and is glad they are doing their job.

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