Escaped Inmate Captured in Texas Extradited to SC

A prisoner who escaped from a Dorchester County State now back in South Carolina.

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS AND COLUMBIA, SC - A convicted kidnapper who escaped from a South Carolina prison July 4 and was captured in Texas has been returned to South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) confirms Jimmy Causey arrived in Columbia at approximately 2:40 p.m. Wednesday and was transported to a SCDC institution. 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said that around 9:30 a.m. July 12, Sheriff Robert Chody and Williamson County SWAT transferred convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey to South Carolina authorities.

Causey, 46, escaped from Lieber Correctional in Dorchester County around 8 p.m. on July 4, having put a paper mache doll in his bed to make it look like he was sleeping. He was arrested in the early hours of July 7 at a Motel 6 in Cedar Park, Texas, and waived extradition Monday.

Causey is serving a life sentence for kidnapping a Columbia, SC attorney and his family at gunpoint in their home. U.S. Marshals said he previously escaped prison in 2005, and was captured three days later.



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