Conroe and Houston, December 17 – On December 16, 2018 with the help of a Crime Stoppers tip, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office SWAT along with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force located Edward Manning at an apartment complex located at 5300 Coke Street, Houston, TX. Edward Manning was placed in custody for his warrant and transported to Montgomery County Jail without any incident.
On December 12, 2018, due to a clerical error by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail personnel, the Sheriff’s Office released Manning in the place of another inmate with the same last name. Edward Manning, a 30 year old black male, was released from jail at about 10:50 P.M. on a personal recognizance (PR) bond. The name of the inmate that was supposed to be released was Jeffrey Manning.
Deputies with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had made contact with Edward Manning via cell phone, to turn himself in, but he refused. An order to remand was issued for Edward Manning and law enforcement in Montgomery and Harris Counties actively sought him. Manning was originally arrested on Felony Assault-Family Violence and was eligible for release with a bond of $20,000.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit is conducting an internal review of the release of Edward Manning as well as its policies and procedures.