1 inmate captured, 2 on loose after escape from South Carolina jail

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UPDATE: Deputies say one of the three escaped inmates from Orangeburg County, Christopher Boltin, was captured in Lexington County, Sunday.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office says Lexington County deputies were following up on information that Boltin had contacts in the northern part of the county.

They say Boltin was taken into custody without incident.

The other two escaped inmates, 27-year-old Tyshon Demontrea Johnson and 20-year-old Curtis Ray Green, are still on the loose.


ORANGEBURG, SC (AP) – Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a South Carolina jail. Two of the inmates are charged with murder.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office said in Facebook post that the three escaped Saturday night and that all are considered dangerous.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell identified the three as 27-year-old Tyshon Demontrea Johnson; 20-year-old Curtis Ray Green; and 27-year-old Christopher Shannon Boltin.

Authorities say Johnson and Green are charged with murder while Boltin faces a carjacking and grand larceny charge.

The sheriff’s office didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking details about the escape.

An inmate serving a sentence for violation probation escaped last year from the jail, which was built in 1967.

County officials have approved construction of a new $26 million jail.

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