Bucks DA: Wakefield released after arrest

Posted: 8:00 PM EDT Jul 11, 2013   Updated: 8:00 PM EDT Jul 11, 2013

The Bucks County D.A calls it a case of "pure stupidity and ineptitude."

D.A. David Heckler says the Baltimore Detention Center released Dale Wakefield on July 4th, after his arrest.

Wakefield allegedly killed homeless military veteran George Mohr in Doylestown the day before.

Heckler says Wakefield called his mother and told her he was going to his sister's school in Maryland.

His sister had phoned in the tip that led to his arrest.

The mother called Bucks County Detectives who called the Baltimore Detectives.

They nabbed Wakefield on an elevator heading to his sister's dorm.

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says that if proper procedures were followed by all involved agencies Wakefield would not have been released.

It did not elaborate on which agency may not have followed protocol.