Berkeley County detention officer fired after inmate escape

Updated: Sep. 29, 2020 at 1:13 PM EDT
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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office fired one of its detention officers after a female inmate escaped from the county jail last week.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was responsible for overseeing the pod at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center where the inmate was housed, deputies say.

The escapee, identified as 28-year-old Jessie Lorene Miller, was recaptured within three minutes.

Deputies learned just before 9 p.m. Thursday that Miller had escaped the facility, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s spokesperson Carli Drayton. Deputies responded to the area and recaptured her minutes later.

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