Escaped SC inmate captured overnight in Central Texas

Kristopher Drake
July 9, 2017

Authorities continued to search Thursday for an inmate who has made his second escape from a maximum-security sc prison.

Prison officials in SC reported that the inmate was captured in Texas after a second escape from a maximum security prison, according to the Associated Press.

According to chief Mark Keel of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Causey was found at a Motel 6 in Austin, Texas - armed with a shotgun, a semi-automatic handgun and carrying around $5,000 in cash. But he said lawyers and investigators have talked to multiple prisoners who said officials fail to screen inmates to figure out which ones are more likely to be predators, allow inmates who are predators to sometimes choose their cellmates and ignore or don't fully investigate sexual assault complaints.

Jimmy Causey broke out of Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville Wednesday, South Carolina Department of Corrections said. That tactic is similar to what Causey did in his first escape in 2005 from a high-security Columbia prison. He was recaptured three days later after police received a tip from a woman who had delivered a pizza to the hotel Causey was staying at.


Authorities in Britain said two inmates there escaped from prison past year by cutting through window bars using a saw and wire cutters that were believed to have been flown in via drone. He reportedly escaped around 8 p.m. local time on July 4, but was only discovered missing the next day at 2 p.m. "We also hope that those who have needlessly suffered will be afforded restitution for the injuries that could have been avoided", Elliott said. Stirling said Causey used wire cutters to cut through four fences this time.

Officials told a press conference he'd had help from the outside, possibly dropped in from above. Two years later, Brewer was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell.

This was Causey's second escape from a state prison.

He is serving a life sentence for kidnapping. And Stirling went on to say prisons need the federal government to grant them the authority to block mobile phone signals. Last month, six correctional officers were rescued after an attempted confiscation of an inmate's cellphone prompted a fight at a different prison in SC.

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