UPDATE | Final inmate from May escape apprehended in Orangeburg County

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christopher Boltin (left), Curtis Green (middle) and Tyshon Johnson (right) are all suspected to be involved with a jail break from the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office says the last inmate sought after an escape from the Orangeburg County Detention Center in May has been caught.

Deputies say 20-year-old Curtis Green was taken into custody early Tuesday morning by Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies.

27-year-old Tyshon Johnson and 27-year-old Christopher Boltin, were recaptured in less than six days after the escape.

Deputies say details of the apprehension will be sent out as soon as they are available.


Tuesday, May 23, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Authorities say three more subjects connected to last weekend's escape have faced a Magistrate to have their bond considered. All three were denied.

Otis Goodwine was charged with two counts of aiding an escapee and one count of first-degree assault and battery, Roosevelt Johnson is facing two counts of aiding and escapee and Tykeil Huggins was charged with one count of escape.

Officials believe that Goodwin and Johnson were part of the original plans to escape and Huggins saw an opportunity to join the effort.

Tyshon Johnson, Curtis Green and Christopher Boltin successfully made it out of the detention facility.

Tyshon Johnson was caught and arrested in Winston-Salem, NC on Tuesday. On Sunday, authorities caught up to Christopher Boltin in Lexington County.

Authorities continue to search for Curtis Green.


Monday, May 22, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says that a second escapee has been arrested.

Tyshon Johnson was captured by the US Marshals Tuesday afternoon.

Johnson is one of three inmates that escaped from the Orangeburg County jail Saturday night.

Orangeburg investigators say Curtis Green is the only inmate that remains at large.

Green and Johnson are facing separate murder charges.

News 12 will continue to update this story with the latest information.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has announced that one of the three inmates who escaped from the detention center has been captured.

The Sheriff's Office says Christopher Boltin was taken into custody in Lexington County. Officials say Boltin will be returned to Orangeburg and put back in jail until his court hearing.

Boltin was being sought after he and two other inmates escaped the Orangeburg County Detention Center Saturday night after overpowering a correctional officer.

Boltin was originally jailed on charges of carjacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Investigators are still searching for 27-year-old Tyshon Demontrea Johnson and 20-year-old Curtis Ray Green.

Both Johnson and Green were being held on charges of murder in two separate incidents. They are to be considered dangerous.


ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has released photos of three suspects reportedly involved with Saturday night's jailbreak.

Christopher Boltin, Curtis Green, and Tyshon Johnson are all suspects in the attempted escape from the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

Boltin, 27, is serving time for charges of grand larceny while Green, 20, and Johnson, 25, are serving time for murder.

If you see one of these men, officials say not to approach them, and to call authorities.

Stay with News 12 NBC 26 as this story develops.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that sheriff's deputies have responded to an attempted jailbreak late Saturday.

In a press release, Sheriff Ravenell says Orangeburg County Detention Center officers reported an attempted escape by multiple inmates just before 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. The sheriff says investigators are determining if any inmates actually escaped the premises.

The sheriff says inmates believed to have been a part of the escape inside the detention center are being rounded up for questioning. It is unknown how many inmates attempted to escape the detention center or if any escaped.

Details in this investigation are limited at this time. Stay with News 12 NBC 26 as this story develops.


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