South Carolina police capture Georgia fugitive

Police captured Christopher Nicholas Carroll after a local business reported a suspicious person. Photo courtesy North Augusta, S.C., Public Safety

Jan. 2 (UPI) — Police in North Augusta, S.C., said they captured a fugitive who escaped from a Georgia jail after a three-day manhunt.

Christopher Nicholas Carroll was captured Sunday after workers at a local business reported a “suspicious person walking around cars,” the Lamar County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office said.

“Mr. Carroll fled and fought with the officers however, they were able to apprehend him,” the office said in a statement on Facebook.

Carroll escaped Dec. 26 from the Lamar County Jail by creating a hole in a shower wall, slipping through another hole in a fence and stealing a county van. Police found the van in South Carolina, where Carroll is from, shortly after his escape.

North Augusta Public Safety said officers transported Carroll to the Aiken County Detention Center pending an extradition hearing.

Carroll was in jail on three counts of obstruction of an officer and one count of theft by receiving stolen property.


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