UPDATE: Escaped SC inmate was captured in Texas

Jimmy Causey, 46, escaped from the South Carolina Department of Corrections June 5.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Corrections reports that escaped inmate Jimmy Causey has been captured. According to their report, “Escaped inmate Jimmy Causey was apprehended this morning (July 7) at 3:05 a.m. by Texas Department of Public Safety.

A reward was being offered for information leading to the capture of an inmate who has escaped from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina for a second time.

Authorities discovered the convicted kidnapper was missing Wednesday afternoon from Lieber Correctional Institution. No details on how he escaped have been released.

Causey was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 after he was convicted of holding a Columbia attorney and his family at gunpoint in their home.

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