Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) — A second inmate who officers say escaped from the Orangeburg County Detention Center Saturday night was was captured Tuesday.
Tyshon Johnson, 25, who is facing a murder charge, was apprehended Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Marshals in Winston-Salem, NC.
Agents say they developed information Tuesday that Johnson was in the Winston-Salem area, and found him in a parked Ford Explorer at a Shell gas station around 2 p.m. Officers then surrounded the vehicle and took him into custody.
Officers determined the SUV was stolen, and a rifle was found behind the driver's seat.
"These guys haven’t learned that it doesn’t matter how far you run, we’re right behind you," said Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
Johnson, along with Curtis Green, 20, and Christopher Boltin, 27, are accused of breaking out of the jail Saturday night.
While Boltin was arrested Sunday in Lexington County, deputies say 20-year-old Green, a murder suspect, is still at large.
Officers have also arrested Boltin’s father, 51-year-old Hoyte Boltin, who they say helped his son after he left the prison. Tyree Hillard, a resident outside the detention center, is also accused of assisting Green and Johnson in connection to the escape.
A fourth inmate was involved in the jailbreak, but was captured before making it past the fence.
Orangeburg County Administrator Harold Young says the prisoners were able to exploit an electrical short that comprised the jail's security on the night of the escape.
A jail officer was reportedly overpowered when he attempted to stop the escapees. The suspect then used mace on the guard and ran out of the building.
Young says the group then used blankets to climb over the barbed-wire fence.
"They had access to their bedding and stuff, so they snatched sheets and stuff out of their pod to throw across the wire to help get across the wire," Young said. "With all of the construction they ducked through one area and hit the wood line and probably got to the railroad tracks and probably just ran from there."
The jail is nearly 42 years old, and Young says a new jail that's currently under construction likely would have prevented the escape.
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If you think you see the Curtis Green or have any information about his whereabouts, deputies ask you to contact the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office immediately at (803) 534-3550 OR contact Crimestoppers anonymously in any of the following ways:
- Call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).
- Use the P3 Tips mobile app.
- LOG ON to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.
Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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