VACAVILLE — An inmate imprisoned for fleeing officers in Alameda County apparently was mistakenly released from San Quentin.
According to the Solano County District Attorney's Office, Dante Rodgers was supposed to appear in Superior Court on Tuesday on new charges of committing battery while in prison. After being bounced between two state prisons and Solano County Jail, however, Rodgers has gone missing.
Rodgers was about to be paroled from the California Medical Facility last month after serving time on a charge of evading peace officers in Alameda County. But he picked up a new charge of battery upon a non-inmate at the Vacaville prison.
He was transferred from the medical facility to San Quentin after the alleged attack and later arraigned in Superior Court. He apparently was returned to Solano County Jail after that.
The county jail reportedly sent him back to San Quentin after the arraignment, but a communication problem over the status of a warrant for another person named Rodgers led San Quentin authorities to believe he should be released.
So he was.
On Tuesday morning, Superior Court Judge Peter B. Foor issued a $20,000 bench warrant for Rodgers' failure to appear. His whereabouts remain unknown.