Orangeburg County inmate found with gun, ski mask when captured Tuesday

Orangeburg County inmate captured 58 days after escape

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WACH) -- Nearly two months after his escape, deputies in Orangeburg County say they've captured the man who escaped from the Orangeburg County Detention Center with two other inmates.

Curtis Green was captured Tuesday morning in Orangeburg at the Roosevelt Gardens Apartment complex around 6:30 a.m., according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Green and two others escaped the detention center on May 19 after a guard was overpowered and assaulted.

Christopher Boltin and Tyshon Johnson were both captured in less than a week after the escape, however Green was on the loose for at least 58 days.

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Ravenell said during a press conference Tuesday that deputies were sent to the scene of a carjacking around 4:30 a.m. Deputies were then able to identify the suspect in the carjacking as Green, according to the sheriff.

The car was described as an Altima and later Tuesday morning, it was spotted by a Calhoun County Sheriff's deputy when it broke down and was abandoned on Interstate 26 in Calhoun County, according to Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers.

Another call of a carjacking was then sent to deputies at the same time of the first stolen car being found. Deputies were able to identify the carjacker in this incident as Green and a pursuit began. That pursuit led them back to Orangeburg and the Roosevelt Gardens Apartments.

Deputies blocked in Green once at the apartments, with at least one car colliding with Green's car at a low rate of speed.

Green was then arrested by deputies. One deputy injured his knee in the pursuit, but his condition is unknown at this time.

Green was found with a .380 caliber pistol and a ski mask when arrested. He will now be charged with carjacking, pointing and presenting a gun, two counts of a felon having a gun and two counts of armed robbery along with his previous murder charge.

Ravenell says he doesn't believe Green was in Orangeburg County the whole time. Ravenell says they believe Green had help and they are now searching for those who may have helped him.

Green is expected to be in bond court Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

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