Escaped Dorchester County inmate back in custody

UPDATE: A Dorchester County Detention Center inmate who escaped Saturday is back in police custody.

41-year-old Gayland Wendell Montgomery escaped the St. George facility hours after being arrested for breaking and entering automobiles.

Deputies say he was taken in without incident.


ST. GEORGE, SC — A Dorchester County Detention Center inmate escaped Saturday, and deputies now need the public’s help to find him.

Detention Center officials say Gayland Wendell Montgomery, 41, was arrested Saturday for breaking and entering automobiles. Authorities say he does have a history of violent crimes and resisting arrest.

Officials describe Montgomery as a black male, 5’3, and 150 lbs. They say he has a bump on his head and was wearing a black and white county jail jumpsuit with an orange shirt underneath. He also did not have shoes at the time.

Anyone with information on Montgomery’s whereabouts should call the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 873-5111.

 

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