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-Nov. 28, 2009: Samuel Perez, 30, is pulled over by a Foley Police officer in southern Alabama for a traffic infraction. The officer runs a computer check that shows Dallas County-issued felony warrants against a Samuel Perez. Perez denies he's the man wanted in Dallas, but is booked into the Baldwin County jail.
-Late 2009: Perez refuses to waive extradition, and Dallas County begins the lengthy process of extraditing him from Alabama to face charges here.
-Feb. 11: Texas Gov. Rick Perry's office receives Dallas County's request for extradition, which includes a photograph of the fugitive but not his fingerprints.
-Feb. 18: Perry signs a governor's warrant - the process used when seeking extradition from another state - and sends it to the Alabama governor's office.
-March 16: The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, which has been holding Perez for about four months, receives the governor's warrant from Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.
-March 19: Dallas County Sheriff's Deputy Roy Williams flies to Alabama to pick up Perez. When the two arrive in Dallas, sheriff's officials compare fingerprints and discover they have the wrong man. Perez is sent home to Alabama on a bus.