David Dial, a Quitman resident who had been in custody at Wood County jail since Nov. 6, 2019, was released from custody Thursday, June 25, 2020 on a personal recognizance bond. A press release issued late Thursday afternoon by the Office of the Wood County Criminal District Attorney Angela Albers cited “health issues” as the cause for her office’s assistance in securing the conditional PR bond for the release of David Dial from the jail in Wood County.
“Mr. Dial, while charged with a serious offense, suffers from health issues that necessitate this unique action on our part,” the press release from Albers’ office states.
According to Wood County court and jail records, David Earl Dial of Quitman has been booked into Wood County jail twice. Jail records show Dial was booked into Wood County jail on Aug. 15, 2019, on a manufacture of delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He was released from Wood County jail on Aug. 26, 2019 on a $30,000 bond.
Wood County Jail records show Dial was again booked into the facility again on Nov. 6, 2019. This arrest was for a capias warrant on a charge of manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance- use/exhibit deadly weapon. He remained in Wood County jail on that charge until his release June 25, 2020, according to Wood County jail records.
The press release from Albers’ office further stated:
“While the Wood County Criminal District Attorney’s office is committed to bringing to justice anyone who commits a criminal offense in Wood County; it is also our duty to assist in ensuring the safety and well being of those being held in custody. In that regard, justice includes the safety of inmates while housed in the Wood County Jail, and prompt and proper medical treatment as needed. In this singular instance, it was apparent that a bond for Mr. Dial to accomplish those purposes, served the best interest of Mr. Dial’s health and the best interest of justice.”