COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a South Carolina inmate's second escape from a maximum-security prison (all times local):
A prison employee has been fired in connection with the escape of an inmate from a maximum-security South Carolina prison.
Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections say the employee was fired from the state agency on Friday after the escape by 46-year-old inmate Jimmy Causey. No other details were released.
Causey was captured at around 3 a.m. Friday at a motel in Austin, Texas. He had been on the run since 8 p.m. Tuesday, when authorities say he used a homemade dummy to fool officers into thinking he was still in his bed.
Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said Friday authorities believe Causey used wire cutters that had been delivered by drone to cut through a series of wire fences at Lieber Correctional Institution near Charleston.
Causey escaped from a prison in Columbia in 2005 and was captured three days later.
Prison officials in South Carolina say an inmate has been captured in Texas after a second escape from a maximum security prison.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a Twitter message around early Friday that 46-year-old inmate Jimmy Causey is in custody.
Agency spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe says Causey was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety around 3 a.m. Friday. There were no immediate details on where in Texas that Causey was found.
He was missing from the Liebert Correctional Institution in Ridgeville on Wednesday afternoon. The prison is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Charleston.
Authorities are still trying to determine how Causey got out of the South Carolina prison. He had escaped from a prison in Columbia in 2005 and was captured three days later.