Judge rules to free man who avoided jail time due to clerical error

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A circuit court judge ruled Monday to set free a St. Charles man who didn't go to jail for more than a decade due to a clerical error.

Mike Anderson will get to go home to his family after he was arrested and taken into custody for a previous crime.

Anderson helped rob a Burger King assistant manager in St. Charles, Mo. in 1999. In 2000, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison, but because of a clerical error, he never did the time.

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In the years since, he started his own business and became a loyal husband and father of four.

"I knew it would come," he said after leaving the courtroom. "I just believed by faith, he would make the right decision."

After being dismissed from the courtroom, Anderson quickly fled the courtroom to be reunited with his family at home in south St. Louis County.

Anderson told reporters that the first thing he'd like to do when returning home is thank the public.

Anderson and his wife, LaQuonna as well as Patrick Megaro will be live on Today Show Tuesday, starting at 7 a.m.


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