Suspect in Lady Gaga's dog theft re-captured after accidentally freed 4 months ago
A suspect was accidentally released from the Los Angeles County Jail, where he was held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker and stealing her French bulldog, officials said.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday, nearly five months after he was released from prison while awaiting trial, "due to a clerical error," the county sheriff's department said in a statement.
Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with the February 24, 2021 attack in Hollywood. Last month, the US Marshals Service announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Jackson's arrest came after one of the three men charged in the case pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery.
Deputy District Attorney Michelle Hanisi told NBC4 that 20-year-old Jaylyn Keishon White was immediately sentenced to four years in state prison.
Prosecutors said Jackson and two other alleged gang members had run around looking for expensive French bulldogs to steal.
Then Ryan saw, tailed and robbed Fisher as he was walking Lady Gaga's dogs near the famous Sunset Boulevard. Fischer was accompanied by the pop star's three dogs Asia, Cozy and Gustav.
During a violent clash, Fischer was killed, suffocated and then shot in an attack captured by the doorbell camera of a nearby house.