SC Dept of Corrections gives update on Jimmy Causey’s escape and capture.
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) — The inmate who escaped from the Lieber Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Ridgeville, is now back in custody.
According to the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Jimmy Causey, 46, was apprehended at 3:05 a.m. by the Texas Department of Public Saftey. He’s currently being held at the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown, Texas.
According to an alert, he was noticed missing just before 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 5.
A check of Causey’s record revealed he has now escaped from two different prisons in a dozen years. He and another inmate escaped Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia in 2004 by hiding in a trash truck. They were captured three days later.
He was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 after he was convicting of holding a Columbia attorney and his family at gunpoint in their home.
We are working to learn more on his capture.