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Escaped Orangeburg County inmate's father arrested

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Christopher Boltin is now back behind bars, along with his father Hoyte Boltin.

According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, Hoyte has not been charged but is expected to be charged for providing some type of assistance to Christopher after he escaped Saturday.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is still looking for two other inmates who escaped Saturday night from the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

Tyshon Demontrea Johnson, 27 and Curtis Ray Green, 20 both have been charged with murder and are still at large.


According to OCSO, the US Marshals, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Orangeburg Department of Public safety, and other local agencies are assisting to find these inmates.

In a press conference Sunday afternoon Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says he wants to make sure the community is vigilant.

Officials say an electronic malfunction, overpowering of a prison guard and jumping a gate is how the inmates were able to escape.

The facility, which was built in the 70s experienced an electric short which released the locks on some of the doors. The inmates took advantage of the opportunity to escape Saturday night and now two remain on the loose.

The county has invested nearly $30 million in building a new jail that is set to open toward the end of 2019.

If anyone has any information on any of the suspects or the incident, call the Orangneburg County Sheriff's Office immediately at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous.



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