[UPDATE] Escaped inmate, still on the run, steals truck after ditching prison jumpsuit: Sheriff

An escaped Georgia inmate who broke out of jail on Tuesday may be driving a stolen pickup truck from South Carolina.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Christopher Nicholas Carroll escaped from the Lamar County jail in Georgia, and stole a county van to put as much distance between himself and the jail as possible. He then allegedly ditched his orange prison jumpsuit, which according to Sheriff Brad White, was found abandoned in South Carolina.

“We know now that he is no longer in our orange jumpsuit,” White said Friday. “It was recovered in an abandoned warehouse in Ulmer, South Carolina.”

Carroll is also accused of stealing a truck from Bamberg County, South Carolina, on early Friday morning, according to White. The truck is a 2003 burgundy Chevrolet pickup with a “distinctive” white hood, with South Carolina license plate number, MWA 854, according to WTLX.

White indicated that authorities think the suspect is still somewhere in Olar, South Carolina.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Carroll was scheduled to go to prison on Thursday when he reportedly used a metal rod from a shower to break through two walls, then squeeze through an opening in a storage room at around 1:30 a.m. early Wednesday morning. He then escaped through a hole in a chain fence.

Carroll was incarcerated on three counts of obstruction of an officer charges, and one count of theft by receiving stolen property. He stands 5-foot-9 and weighs around 165 pounds, with dirty blonde hair and brown eyes. Do not approach him if spotted. Instead, dial 911 immediately.

[Feature Photo: Christopher Nicholas Carroll/ Lamar County Sheriff’s Office]