CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - A Chester County jail inmate has been captured after he briefly escaped while at the Chester Regional Medical Center.
Sheriff Richard Smith says officers captured 21-year-old Aaron Bianco Monday afternoon in some woods behind a home about 90 minutes after he escaped.
Smith says a guard had taken Bianco to the hospital for medical treatment when the officer was overpowered. The guard was treated and released from the hospital emergency room.
Smith says the officer had been roughed up but was in good condition. The guard's name was not released.
Chester and York county deputies and the State Law Enforcement Division took part in the search for Bianco.
He had been in jail since June 21 on a criminal domestic violence charge.