Hours before male prisoner escaped, female inmate also ran away from Lowcountry hospital

Hours before male prisoner escaped, female inmate also ran away from Lowcountry hospital
Vernon Swails (left) and Alexis Bone (Right) both escaped the Georgetown Memorial Hospital within hours of each other last week. (Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - Just a few hours before a male inmate escaped from Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital last Friday morning, a female inmate also did the same before she was taken back into custody.

Alexis Bone, 20, was taken to Georgetown Memorial for medical treatment last Thursday. After the treatment around 8:35 p.m., an officer was escorting her to a patrol car when she ran away and escaped for 30 minutes before she was captured, according to an arrest warrant.

Vernon O’Brien Swails, 30, also escaped custody Friday morning before he was recaptured roughly two hours after he escaped.

Bone was initially arrested on charges of failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and reckless driving on March, 27, 2019.

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