Murder suspect & other inmate escape Union Co. jail

Kenneth Steven Lipsey, Jr (left) and Ashley Tyler

UNION, SC (WSPA) – Union County deputies are looking for two inmates who escaped from the Union County Jail around 4 p.m. Friday.

The inmates are:

Ashley Tyler, 40, has been charged with murder, violating the sex offender registry and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Kenneth Steven Lipsey Jr., 18, is in on meth charges.

Sheriff David Taylor says 40-year-old Ashley Tyler shot and killed his stepmother, Rebecca Tyler.

Ashley Tyler’s girlfriend, 40-year-old Dabriada Alman, was arrested and charged with accessory to murder and transporting a weapon to a felon, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rebecca Tyler, 61, was shot three times in her home on River Road on November 19, her body was found the following morning.

If you have any information call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 864-429-1612.

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