Fla. clerk's office makes changes in filing papers
Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Judicial orders will no longer be accepted at drop-off boxes in the Orange County Clerk of Courts offices where forged documents were filed that led to the wrongful release of two prison inmates.
Chief Circuit Judge Belvin Perry made the change to how orders are filed in his circuit on Monday. The circuit covers clerk's offices in Orange and Osceola counties.
The change came two days after two convicted murderers were captured at a Panama City motel and returned to custody.
Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker walked out of a Panhandle prison as the result of forged documents that cut their sentences.
The fake documents were filed with the Orange County Clerk of Courts in Orlando and forwarded to the Franklin Correctional Institution where the inmates were serving life sentences.