Police: Inmate recaptured in Walterboro faces new charge after escape

Police: Inmate recaptured in Walterboro faces new charge after escape
Emmanuel Hughes (Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office)

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - An inmate who deputies say escaped the Colleton County jail is facing an additional felony charge.

Emmanuel Hughes, 28, now faces an additional charge of unlawful escape, Walterboro Police say.

Police say Hughes escaped from the detention center at approximately 10:35 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police conducted a 5-mile radius search around the detention center, establishing a “Code Red Alert” for residents in the area.

The Walterboro Police and the Colleton County Detention Center both responded to the incident.

Officials say a Colleton County deputy spotted Hughes, and was taken back into custody without further incident.

Police say Hughes was previously arrested for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and third degree assault and battery earlier in the week.

A full internal investigation will be conducted on this incident.

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