Woman left in court holding cell for 18 hours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say some Davidson County Sheriff's Office workers could be disciplined after forgetting a woman placed in a holding cell.

Sheriff's spokesman Rick Gentry told The Tennessean that the department had "messed up" and said checks on the holding cells have been added to the staff routine.

Angleyn Hendricks was found Saturday morning in the holding cell where she had been placed on Friday afternoon, some 18 hours earlier. The cells are designed for short-term holding and do not have drinking water or bathroom facilities.

Gentry said Hendricks had been in court on a domestic violence charge and the judge ordered her jailed for 48 hours. She was placed in a courtroom holding cell until she could be transferred to jail, but forgotten.

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