GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia
fugitive mistakenly released from jail is back behind bars.
The fugitive is wanted in connection to the suspicious death of 57-year-old Donald Singer of Duluth.
The last time Robert Sandman was in jail in New Mexico, police missed the deadline to pick him up. Six months later. Singer's family does not want this to fall through the cracks again.
Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh obtained video from a drug raid in Bernalillo County, N.M. The video shows a home where Albuquerque police said they uncovered methamphetamine, assault rifles and several suspects. Sandman was among them.
Sandman is now in jail in New Mexico. But the first time New Mexico authorities picked him up, he was mistakenly released. Duluth police and the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department failed to pick him up after a communication mix-up.
In March, Sandman's was named a person of interest after family discovered Singer's body under blankets in his garage.
"We are pretty much the last ones to know," said Singer's
daughter, Jessica Black.
She told Kavanaugh over the phone she fears communication is still a problem. She learned Sandman was back in jail through the story on wsbtv.com.
"The one piece of comfort that my family and me have had is knowing that this man is in custody and the fact that we've been living our lives not knowing where he is and then all of a sudden finding out this way is not the way that I saw it," she said.
Sandman was initially arrested in April after New Mexico authorities found him in New Mexico with Singer's stolen Porsche.
He has yet to be questioned by anyone about Singer's death.
"I just want to make sure that we're doing everything we can do to continue this process so nobody else gets hurt," Black said.
Duluth police said they notified Singer's family as soon as they confirmed everything two days after his arrest.
The clock is
ticking. Police have 14 days to pick him up.
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