Teen Forgotten, Left In Jail Cell Overnight

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 18:10:19-05

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – A teenager was placed in a holding cell and forgotten about overnight.

According to Ottawa County authorities, the 17-year-old was arrested on Jan. 10, for a probation violation.

The bailiff placed the teen in a holding cell at the Hudsonville courthouse.

Ottawa County officials tell FOX 17 News that a cursory check of the cell was never conducted. They also said that the bailiff and the security officer did not have direct communication about the teen.

The teen was released from the cell the following morning on Jan. 11.