SC inmate captured in Texas after second escape

Jimmy Causey (Source: SC Dept. of Corrections)

COLUMBIA – Prison officials in South Carolina are expected to release more details about the capture of an inmate who was arrested after twice escaping maximum security prisons in South Carolina.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe said the agency will meet with reporters at 10 a.m. Friday to release more information on the capture of 46-year-old Jimmy Causey by Texas state troopers about 3 a.m.

Causey was reported missing from the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities have not said how Causey escaped the prison about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Charleston.

He also had escaped a Columbia prison in 2005 in a garbage truck but was caught three days later. Causing was serving a life prison sentence for abducting a Columbia attorney and his family at gunpoint at their home.

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