Georgetown man escapes custody still wearing handcuffs

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) A young man on his way back to jail escaped police custody for over an hour in historic downtown Georgetown Monday.

Officials with the Department of Probation and Parole told WMBF News that 20-year-old Franklin E. Grant was escorted to a police car in handcuffs from the Georgetown County Courthouse around noon Saturday following a hearing to revoke his conditional release under the Youthful Offenders Act.

Grant was on his way to the local jail to be transferred to the Department of Corrections when he escaped and roamed around downtown for over an hour before being taken back into custody.

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