Inmate caught in Georgetown after mistaken release

Dwaine Johnson (Source: GPD)
Dwaine Johnson (Source: GPD)

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina Department of Corrections official say an inmate who was mistakenly released from a prison in Columbia last week has been captured in Georgetown.

According to authorities, 19-year-old Dwaine Johnson was arrested late Tuesday in an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Prince Street. He has since been taken to a Department of Corrections' maximum security prison.

Johnson was mistakenly released from the Kirkland Correctional Institution last week while serving a one-year sentence for throwing bodily fluids on a correctional officer.  He was not due to be released until October.

He still is yet to go to trial for a shooting which happened in Georgetown in August 2011.  Georgetown police say Johnson shot two owners of the Szechuan Restaurant on Highmarket Street.

The Department of Corrections worked in cooperation with SLED, the U.S. Marshall's Service, the Georgetown Police and Sheriff's Department, the Georgetown Solicitor's Office, the Conway Police Department, Myrtle Beach Police Department, and the Andrews Police Department in the apprehension and arrest of Johnson.

Further charges are under review.

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