Inmate held on drug charges escapes South Carolina jail

Authorities are searching for an inmate that escaped from the detention center in Marlboro County.

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate being held after a drug bust has escaped from a South Carolina jail.

Multiple news outlets report that 28-year-old Cyril Kendrell Lowery escaped from the Marlboro County Detention Center early Sunday morning.

Marlboro County Sheriff's Office Investigator Trevor Murphy says Lowery had been arrested Friday in connection with a drug bust at a Bennettsville home. Deputies seized a large amount of cocaine and pills. Lowery was awaiting a bond hearing.

No further details of his escape were given.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching Marlboro County in the northeastern corner of the state for him.

A message seeking further comment from the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office wasn't immediately returned Sunday.

© 2017 Associated Press


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