Wife drives her husband - an escaped prisoner - back to jail

  • 23/06/2018
James J Rynerson.
James J Rynerson. Photo credit: CBS/Supplied

A man who was accidentally released from jail in Colorado had two hours of freedom before his wife dobbed him in.

James J Rynerson, 38, was mistaken for another inmate and allowed to leave the prison. They were meant to release Marvin March, who had been temporarily sharing a cell with Rynerson.

Rynerson collected March's belongings and filled out the paperwork, not telling anyone about the mistake.

But when she showed up at his wife's apartment, she told him he had to turn himself in - and drove him back to prison herself.

Rynerson was being held on charges of menacing, disorderly conduct and trespass. He's now facing new charges of escape, forgery, criminal impersonation and theft.

CBS News / Newshub.

Contact Newshub with your story tips: