Escaped inmate from Lieber Correctional back in custody

Jimmy Causey

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.

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