Manhunt: Trio of inmates, 2 charged with murder, escape in late-night jail break

Authorities in South Carolina are asking the public to be on alert and report possible sightings of three escaped inmates from the Orangeburg County Detention Center. Two of the three men had been charged with murder.

According to a Facebook post from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, the jailbreak occurred Saturday night.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced investigators are seeking three inmates who escaped from the Orangeburg County…

Posted by Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Though multiple inmates attempted the planned escape, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that three men, 27-year-old Tyshon Demontrea Johnson, 20-year-old Curtis Ray Green, and 27-year-old Christopher Shannon Boltin, were successful in making it out of the facility.

Johnson and Green were reportedly awaiting trials for murder. Boltin had been charged with carjacking and grand larceny. Investigators have conducted a search for the trio that began after county authorities were first informed of the escape shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Initial reports did not include details regarding how they were able to escape the detention center.

Additional inmates suspected of providing assistance to the escapees were being questioned by investigators, as reported by Fox News.

Police say all three men should be treated as potentially dangerous.

Anyone with information about the possible whereabouts of any of the three men is asked to contact the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office by calling 803-534-3550 or leave an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

[Featured image: Tyshon Johnson, Curtis Green and Christopher Boltin/Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office]