MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Walnut Creek Nordstrom theft suspect who has already been arrested and released.
Dana Dawson left court two weeks ago and has not returned since.
Dawson is one of three suspects arrested by Walnut Creek Police in connection with the recent flash mob-style theft of Nordstrom. Walnut Creek police say they used a Glock 29 9mm pistol, a violation of their parole, only Walnut Creek police officers were unaware that Dawson was on parole when they arrested her.
“I don’t know if it was just a system error or just a delay in the transmission of information. We’re still looking into that, ”said Jamie Knox, police chief of Walnut Creek on December 1st.
Dawson was then entitled to bail.
During their November 30 indictment, the Contra Costa County’s assistant district attorney said that Dawson’s parole officer attempted to get a parole warrant signed by a judge who would have taken Dawson back into custody, but the parole agent missed it by about 15 minutes according to Assistant District Attorney Jordan Sanders.
“It’s frustrating,” Sanders said on November 30th.
Without that parole warrant, it was Dawson’s turn to return to court, which the assistant prosecutor tells I-TEAM that they didn’t do on Friday or Monday.
Parole has been actively trying to track her down and now has an arrest warrant.
The other two suspects arrested, Joshua Underwood and Rodney Robinson, appeared in court on Monday. Underwood had previously been mistakenly released by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, but was detained again when he appeared in court on November 30th.
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