A man who was jailed for three years for breaking into a car was not charged with a crime.
The man, known only as “Papa”, who was serving time for a domestic violence charge in a local jail, was not a victim of domestic violence, but instead a witness who told police that the man was holding a knife and was threatening him, according to court documents.
A jury was never told what Papa said before the alleged crime.
He was jailed on May 20 for the third time for the attack.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice told ABC News that the Department does not comment on pending cases.
However, the law states that an arrestee cannot be charged with any crime unless he or she has been previously convicted of a crime that is a felony.
That means the man in the car attack did not commit a crime until he was given a warrant.ABC News’ Alex J. Dickey contributed to this report.