Inmate who escaped by breaking through brick wall captured in South Carolina, police say

LAMAR COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: North Augusta Public Safety Officers captured escaped inmate Christopher Carroll on Saturday, Dec. 30 ending a three day man hunt. Carroll escaped from Lamar County Georgia. He Carroll is now at the Aiken County Detention Center.

We first told you this story on Dec. 18 when we spoke to Lamar County authorities who described Carroll's escape as, "elaborate."

According to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll was in jail on three counts of obstruction of an officer and theft by receiving stolen property.

He is from South Carolina and was last seen wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Lamar County Sheriff Brad White told Channel 2's Tom Jones that Carroll used part of a table to break through a brick wall, then squeezed through an opening in a small storage area and climbed through a small hole in a fence to escape.

White said the jailers heard some banging and he believes that was Carroll's cellmate clanking the doors for a specific reason.

"We really believe that the inmate that was in the cell with him was masking the sound," he said.


Authorities said he stole a county truck when he escaped. The truck was found in Allendale County, South Carolina. Sheriff’s officials in Allendale are attempting to locate him at this time.

Carroll is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds.

Carroll was scheduled to head to prison Thursday on obstruction and theft charges. The sheriff said he learned South Carolina wanted to try him on charges there.

"I think he found out they were going to extradite him and he wasn't too happy about that," he said.

Anyone who sees him or has information about his whereabouts should call 911.

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