BOLO! Manhunt underway after inmate escapes prison

Police are searching for a South Carolina inmate who escaped prison for the second time.

The Post and Courier reports that Jimmy Causey escaped from the Lieber Correctional Institution in Dorchester County sometime Wednesday afternoon, and remains on the loose as of Thursday morning.

A Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told the newspaper that Causey is believed to be traveling alone.

The inmate had been serving a life sentence for kidnapping his own former defense attorney, Jack Swerling, and his family in 2002. Swerling had twice defended Causey.

Causey previously escaped the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia in 2005. He and fellow inmate Johnny Brewer reportedly hid in dumpster trash that was moved from the prison to a garbage truck. Authorities apprehended them after a three-day manhunt.

The escaped prisoner is described as being of medium build with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 177 pounds. He reportedly has a one-inch scar on the left side of his chin.

Anyone who believes they have spotted Causey is urged not to approach him and to call 911 immediately.


Feature photo: South Carolina Department of Corrections