Mistaken identity sends man to jail for twin’s crime
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN. (WRCB) – Mitch Torbett says it was his twin brother police were looking for. He spent two days in the slammer before he was finally able to convince them of their mistake.
Torbett was arrested on Signal Mountain for a federal charge. He was jailed for nearly two days before authorities realized they were mistaking him for his dead twin brother.
Torbett is working with an attorney to file a civil suit against the Signal Mountain Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
He was arrested last week for a federal crime his identical twin brother allegedly committed in Louisiana before he died two years ago.