Published: Oct 19, 2011 8:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say they've found a South Florida convicted felon after he was accidentally released from the Miami-Dade County Jail.
    
The Miami Herald reports that 36-year-old Dexter Davis was arrested after going to the University of Miami Medical Center's psychiatry ward. Authorities say someone in the ward recognized Davis from the TV news Tuesday night.
    
Corrections officials say Davis was released Tuesday morning. He was convicted Monday of attempted murder and armed burglary and scheduled to be sentenced in December.
    
Opa-locka police arrested Davis in June 2009 after he stabbed his ex-girlfriend numerous times with a butcher knife. Davis had been in jail since his arrest.
    
Officials say an internal investigation has been launched to determine how jailers accidently released Davis.

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