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MCSO: Marion County inmate captured after escaping jail

Jaremy Smith. Source: Marion County Detention Center Jaremy Smith. Source: Marion County Detention Center

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An inmate that escaped from the Marion County Jail Tuesday morning has been found and captured, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say around 2 a.m. Tuesday, two inmates overpowered two detention officers inside the jail. The inmates handcuffed one and beat the other. 

The inmates then stacked up chairs in the recreation area and one lifted the other up and over the recreation yard wall where the lifted inmate, Jaremy Alexander Smith, squeezed through the wire. Officials say the jail staff then called for help and EMS, and when the gates were opened for deputies and EMS to come inside, Smith ran out of the gate.

Deputies used bloodhounds to track and capture Smith near Luther Rogers Road in Marion around 4:30 a.m. He is back in Marion County Jail, the MCSO said. 

The two detention officers are being checked out at the Marion County Hospital.

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