Reward offered after inmate accidentally released early from Waukesha County Jail

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James Kadeem Ford

WAUKESHA — Officials with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who was apparently released from the Waukesha County Jail before his sentence was complete.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information resulting in the arrest of James Kadeem Ford — known by family members and friends as Kadeem.

Ford is described as an African-American man, standing 5’11” tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and a beard.

He was serving a sentence for carrying a concealed weapon at the Waukesha County Jail — and was released on Friday, April 29th before his sentence was complete due to an error in the inmate release process.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department along with the U.S. Marshal’s and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department have been diligently searching the area since his release and have been unable to locate him.

If you have any information that would lead to the whereabouts of Ford — you are urged to contact the U.S. Marshal’s 24-hour phone line at 414-297-3707 or Crime Stoppers of Waukesha County at

All tipsters and information are confidential and may qualify the caller for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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