Inmate captured after escaping Florence County Detention Center

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UPDATE SATURDAY 3:07 PM: The inmate who escaped from the Florence County Detention Center is back in custody following a search effort.

At 3:07 p.m., Major Nunn said Bryce Altman was back in custody.

Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said the Department of Natural Resources and Highway Patrol helped the FCSO in the search.

Count on News13 as we learn more about this story.


EFFINGHAM, SC (WBTW) – An inmate has escaped from the Florence County Detention Center and authorities are asking people in the search area to shelter in place.

The inmate got out around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from Major Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Bryce Wayne Altman, 21, of Johnsonville is the inmate who escaped, deputies say. He is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Bryce Wayne Altman (FCSO)

His charges are listed on the FCSO booking site as:

  • BREACH/ BREACH OF TRUST WITH FRAUDULENT INTENT, VALUE $2,000 OR LESS
  • Malicious / Malicious injury to tree, house; trespass upon real property, injury value less than $2,000 or less (Enhancement per 16-1-57)
  • BURGLARY / BURGLARY (VIOLENT) (AFTER 06/20/85) – SECOND DEGREE
  • FINANTC / FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD VALUE $500 OR LESS IN SIX MONTH PERIOD

Deputies are searching an area near Friendfield Road from U.S. Highway 52 to Francis Marion Road and along Lynch’s River.

Anyone in that area is asked to lock all windows and doors and shelter in place until further notice, deputies say.

Altman was booked Friday at 6 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1.

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