South Carolina sheriff’s deputies capture escaped inmate
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina have captured an inmate who escaped from a county jail earlier this month.
Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said in a news release that 45-year-old Steven Leroy Aiken was caught at a home in Liberty around 7 p.m. Thursday.
Hashe says Aiken is being held in the county jail and has been charged with escape.
The deputy said Aiken had climbed a fence and ran away from the minimum-security jail late Sunday afternoon.
Aiken had been serving a four-month sentence for family court violations. He was awaiting trial on charges of domestic violence and malicious injury to property.