An inmate who escaped from a Georgia jail last week was reportedly captured this weekend in South Carolina.
Public safety officers announced that Christopher Nicholas Carroll was apprehended Saturday afternoon in North Augusta, South Carolina, and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Augusta Chronicle reported that the North Augusta Department of Public Safety received a call Sunday morning from a business about a man matching Carroll’s description. An employee reportedly tried to approach Carrol, but he took off running. The employee lost sight of him and contacted law enforcement, officials said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Carroll allegedly escaped from the Lamar County jail in Georgia early Wednesday by using a metal shower rod to break through two walls then squeezing through an opening in a storage room. From there, he reportedly escaped through an opening in a fence and stole a county van.
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The stolen vehicle was located in Allendale County, South Carolina, the local newspaper noted.
At the time, Carroll was jailed on three counts of obstruction of an officer and one count of theft by receiving stolen property. He was scheduled to go to prison days before he allegedly broke out of jail.
Sheriff Brad White told the Journal-Constitution that banging heard on the night in question was possibly Carroll’s cellmate beating the doors to mask the sound.
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The sheriff revealed that Carroll recently learned that South Carolina also wanted to prosecute him, which might’ve prompted his escape.
He said, “I think he found out they were going to extradite him and he wasn’t too happy about that.”
[Featured Image: Christopher Nicholas Carroll/North Augusta Department of Public Safety]