LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - The man who held a SWAT team at bay for an hour has been accidentally released from the Smith County Jail.
Steven Michael Ehrlish is the man who held a SWAT team at bay for an hour on May 26 after they were called to his residence on FM 16 and Springcrest Lane in Lindale on a Welfare Concern. He was released from jail because of a booking error.
According to Sheriff J.B. Smith, it was a jail booking error. The jailer misread a teletype and let him go free. Smith says Ehrlish is not violent. He was being held on an outstanding warrant for drug possession out of Tarrant County.