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Deputies arrest escapee after surrounding abandoned home where he was found hiding in a makeshift bed of blankets

Brent Austin. (Source: Union Co. Sheriff's Office). Brent Austin. (Source: Union Co. Sheriff's Office).
UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Union County Sheriff's Office says a man has been arrested after escaping out of a window while he was at General Sessions court. 

Deputies identified the man as 41-year-old Brent Tyson Austin. Austin is a prisoner of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, deputies said. 

According to the sheriff's office, Austin escaped custody and stole a vehicle. Deputies said the stolen vehicle is a 2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Pickup Truck.

After a two-day search, deputies captured and arrested Austin. 

Deputies said Austin was found hiding under an abandoned house on the 200 block of Hancock Street in Union. 

According to the sheriff's office, deputies received information late Sunday night that Austin was hiding under the house. Deputies said they found Austin hiding in a makeshift bed with blankets. 

Around 11 p.m. Sunday, deputies announced that Austin had been arrested and taken into custody around 10:55 p.m. in Union County by SLED and the Union County Sheriff's Office.

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