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Couple arranged hotel room for inmate mistakenly released from L.A. County jail, police say

Couple arranged hotel room for inmate mistakenly released from L.A. County jail, police say

A Nevada couple arranged a hotel room for a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month, according to a police report released Thursday.

The husband and wife, 39-year-old Bruce Oliver and 39-year-old Lavera Wilson, also told investigators on Feb. 6 that they didn't know the whereabouts of the fugitive, 37-year-old Steven Lawrence Wright.

However, the report says records from the Nevada Inn in Boulder City show Wilson had registered a room and paid for it that day. Wright later was arrested in the room.

Oliver and Wilson each face a felony charge of being an accessory to Wright's escape. They have been released on bond pending a...

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