Inmate Who Escaped from Columbia Hospital Arrested

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police say they've found an state inmate who escaped from a local hospital Tuesday morning. 

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says Travis N. Biggerstaff escaped from their custody at Palmetto Health Richland off Harden Street.

He was recaptured a short time later on Colonial Drive, according to Columbia Police. According to officers, the inmate appears to have suffered some sort of injury to his hand. 

Biggerstaff is serving a 20 year sentence for kidnapping, armed robbery and grand larceny.

This incident remains under investigation.


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