One Orangeburg Co. inmate caught; search continues for other two escapees

(Source: OCSO)

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WACH) -- Authorities have captured one of the three inmates who escaped from the Orangeburg County Detention Center Saturday night.

According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Boltin was arrested after a tip led Lexington County deputies to his location in the northern part of the county. He was taken in without incident.

Boltin, 27, was originally in prison for carjacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Tyshon Johnson, 27, and Curtis Green, 20, are still at-large and are considered dangerous.

According to Orangeburg County Administrator Harold Young, an electrical malfunction in a control panel of a cell door helped the inmates escape around 10 p.m. When a detention officer attempted to contain the inmates during the malfunction, Boltin, Green, Johnson and another inmate "overpowered" the officer and made their way to another security point.

The four inmates then tossed sheets over the razor wire on the outside fencing in an attempt to escape the prison. At the time, one inmate was immediately captured while Boltin, Green and Johnson were able to escape.

Boltin is currently back in jail awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information on the location of Johnson and Green should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.

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