Horry County Sheriff’s Office captures inmate who escaped prison two decades ago

Horry County Sheriff’s Office captures inmate who escaped prison two decades ago
Left to Right: Stanley Rogers mugshot from the North Carolina Department of Corrections in the 90s, Stanley Rogers during his arrest on Wednesday (Source: Horry County Sheriff's Office)

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – A suspect who has been on the run for about 23 years is back behind bars, the Horry County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Stanley Lee Rogers was sentenced in 1994 to 40 years in prison on an armed robbery charge. Authorities said Rogers escaped about three years into his sentence while working as an inmate mowing grass.

The sheriff’s office member of the United States Marshals Task Force received information from the task force office in Raleigh that Rogers was in the area.

The task force member arrested Rogers at a home on William Nobles Road in Aynor.

A hearing is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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