Two Escaped South Carolina Inmates Captured; One Still On The Run

Michael Bryan Chaplin (L), 31, and Matthew Daniel Chaplin (C), 28, were both captured Sunday night after escaping from Dorchester County jail on Friday. Donald Ray Little Jr. (R), 34, remains on the run. Photo courtesy of Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 27 (UPI) — Two brothers who escaped from South Carolina’s Dorchester County jail were captured Sunday night while a third escapee remains on the run.

Michael Bryan Chaplin, 31, jailed on two counts of grand larceny and four counts of burglary; Matthew Daniel Chaplin, 28, jailed on three counts of larceny, possession of methamphetamine, card theft and possession of a stolen vehicle; and Donald Ray Little Jr., 34, jailed for violating probation on a 2014 conviction of making meth, escaped from the jail on Friday by breaking out of a window and using bed sheets to rappel down.

The men then allegedly stole a truck from a nearby home. The Chaplin brothers were captured after they surrendered at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday in a home in Goose Creek.

“Special tactical teams from both the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Goose Creek Police Department surrounded the location were the escapees were believed to be,” Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement late Sunday. “Negotiators were able to establish contact with target location whereupon Michael Bryan Chaplin and Matthew Daniel Chaplin surrendered. They were turned over to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.”

A manhunt continues for Little, who is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds.


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