ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Law enforcement officers have recaptured an inmate who escaped from a medium-security state prison in Sumter County over the weekend.
South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom says 34-year-old Andrew McElrath was captured in Anderson County at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
McElrath had been on the run since Saturday when he turned up missing at the Wateree Correctional Institution during an inmate count around 4:30 p.m.
McElrath has served about three months of a 15-month sentence for unauthorized use of a vehicle out of Anderson County.
Newsome says officers searching for McElrath felt that he might be headed back to Anderson County, which is where he is from.