EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) - Another round of inmates were let go from the Lane County Jail Thursday as the county shut down its final amount of beds.
Thirty-two beds were closed every day for three days within one week. On Thursday, inmates let go were either facing sentences or awaiting a court date, accused of some of the highest crimes but considered the lowest risk of those left in the jail.
Three people released were accused in three different homicide cases, including Jason Manske, 31, Aaron Curry, 33, and Jeremy Christopher Henry, 33.
Manske is accused of a felony hit and run. He allegedly killed 18-year old Bryson Krissie in early June near 30th Avenue. After days of searching for a suspect, Oregon State Police arrested Manske at a home near Cottage Grove.
Curry is accused of killing a man, allegedly his friend, while camping in Oakridge.
Henry is charged with drinking and driving. He allegedly crashed, killing a woman in Cottage Grove in April 2012.
The father of Bryson Krissie spoke with NewsSource 16 about the releases. He said they found out from Victim's Services and have kept in contact with Sheriff Tom Turner about the ordeal. They're upset to hear Manske was released.
"It frustrates me when you see someone getting out like that," Krissie said. "You know darn well that they're looking at a lot of time, he can easily just take off."
Krissie, who lives in Montana, said he would be back in town for Manske's court date.
The three people charged with measure 11 crimes were released separately from the majority of the crowd, who went out through the back doors.
Randy Joe Pealer told NewsSource 16, "they have nothing to fear from," he said. "I don't think they have nothing to fear from me because, like I said, I'm guilty until proven innocent...or...how does that go?"
Pealer faces theft, burglary and trespass charges.
"Well from what I've seen there are a few people in there who are kind of questionable, but I am no one to judge, really. It's like I said, sd long as they don't do anything to get back in there or hurt anyone, I don't really care," said Tyler James Stanton, another former inmate who spoke with NewsSource 16 on Friday.
Stanton is charged with strangulation, assault four and menacing, spoke with NewsSource 16 briefly.
Out of the 30 inmates released Thursday, eight had their sentences commuted, whereas 22 others are still going through court. If those people fail to appear, they could be charged with another felony.