Man applies for Miss. jailer job, ends up in jail

September 16, 2011 - 11:20 AM

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say Ronald Wade walked into a sheriff's department in Mississippi to apply for a job as a jailer. He ended up in the jail — but as an inmate.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said the 31-year-old Wade was wanted in Florida on a warrant for driving under the influence-manslaughter.

Pace said Wade had been involved in a wreck in Manatee County, Fla., but was never arrested on the charge. The initial background check revealed the warrant for his arrest. Deputies arrested Wade on Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer. Pace said Wade waived extradition proceedings during a brief hearing Wednesday and will be returned to Florida.

It's not clear if Wade knew he was wanted in Florida.