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Deputies apprehend inmate they say escaped from Lexington County jail Friday morning

Officers say Charles Bradford Deese escaped Friday morning.
Credit: WLTX

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington County deputies have apprehended an inmate who they say escaped from the county jail Friday morning.

Officers say Charles Bradford Deese, 48, escaped from Lexington County Detention Center Friday morning. He was last seen going over the outer fence around 9:45 a.m. He was wearing tan pants and a blue denim jacket.  

He has brown hair. He is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds.

Deese was being held on a number of charges including forgery, failure to stop for blue lights, domestic violence and distribution of meth.
K-9 units were searching for Deese and a large perimeter had been set up around the Detention Center.

According to reports, Deese was apprehended at 2:23 p.m. after he was seen in a wooded area near Barr and Belo roads.

Lexington Sheriff's Department had notified the public of the incident through a CodeRed alert. You can sign up for alerts through this link: public.coderedweb.com to be alerted about local emergencies including evacuation notices, missing child reports and other emergency situations.