Berkeley County detention officer fired after inmate escape
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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