Dennis James Danner, 42, was mistakenly released from the Burke County Jail around 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to Sheriff Banks Hinceman.
Jail staff realized the mistake Tuesday morning.
Danner was released from the jail after another inmate with a similar name was supposed to be released following a Monday court appearance. Jail staff released Danner instead of the correct inmate.
Danner will not face any charges related to leaving the jail.
Danner had been in custody under a $2,500 secured bond for two counts of probation violation and three counts of communicating threats.
Now, Danner is free again after posting bond Friday morning.