Sheriff: Escapee tried to pull rifle on Marshals during recapture; 3 others charged

Otis Goodwine (Source: Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Otis Goodwine (Source: Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Roosevelt Johnson (Source: Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Roosevelt Johnson (Source: Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tykeil Huggins (Source: Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tykeil Huggins (Source: Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office)

ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC/WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office held a news conference Wednesday to provide new information on the capture of the second of three inmates who escaped the county jail Saturday night.

Deputies also announced the arrests of three others including a fourth inmate who tried to escape during the Saturday night incident.

Tyshon Johnson was arrested Tuesday afternoon by a task force of the US Marshals on South Broad Street in Winston-Salem, NC, at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.

Ravenell said Johnson was driving a stolen black Ford Explorer from Virginia when he was cornered by U.S. Marshals, Ravenell said.

"During his apprehension, when they approached Mr. Johnson, they observed him reaching in the back seat of the vehicle and they discovered later he had a .22 caliber rifle in the back seat that he was not able to get to," Ravenell said.

Johnson, Curtis Green, 20; and Christopher Boltin, 27; escaped from the jail after overpowering a corrections officer and assaulting him, deputies say.

As of Wednesday morning, only Green remained at large.

Three others are also facing new charges, deputies announced.

Otis Daquan Goodwine faces two counts of aiding an escapee and one count of first-degree assault and battery, court records state.

"Otis Goodwine was one of the main players in setting up or planning this escape," Ravenell said. Goodwine attempted to escape the jail with the other three, but was captured before he could leave the facility, he said.

Roosevelt Emanuel Johnson III faces two counts of aiding an escapee, court records state. Investigators say Johnson did not assault the officer but distracted him and placed objects in the door so they could not close so the others who assaulted the officer could escape.

Tykeil Daequan Huggins faces one count of escape. Ravenell said Huggins made it out of the housing pod and jail but could not make it out of the fence, so he could not get out of the fence or back inside the jail.

"I'm sure these will not be the last individuals charged in this incident," Ravenell said. "That's why I'm asking everybody, anybody that has any information on Mr. Green call or come to us before we come to you."

Earlier this week, Orangeburg County Administrator Harold Young said four inmates assaulted a jail guard after a control panel shorted out. Three of the inmates were able to leave the facility while a fourth was captured before he could do so.

The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the U.S. Marshals Task Force are assisting the sheriff's office in the search, Ravenell said.

Boltin was recaptured Sunday in Lexington County. A judge set bond for him at $250,000 Tuesday on the escape charge.

A bond hearing was pending for Johnson.

Two other men, Hoyte Boltin, the father of Christopher Boltin; and Tyree Hillard, 22, were charged in connection with aiding the escapees.

This is a developing story. Check back for additional updates.

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