Deputies capture prisoner who escaped custody while being treated at local hospital

Deputies capture prisoner who escaped custody while being treated at local hospital
Deputies are looking for 30-year-old Vernon O'Brian Swails (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County deputies have apprehended a prisoner they say escaped custody while being treated at Tidelands Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

Vernon O’Brian Swails, 30, was taken into custody around 11:20 a.m. Friday after a manhunt that included personnel from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police Department.

According to a news release from the GCSO, Swails was initially arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant.

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