Georgia fugitive Carroll captured in North Augusta

A man who escaped from the Lamar County Jail on Wednesday morning was captured in North Augusta on Saturday.


According to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, officers captured escaped inmate Christopher Nicholas Carroll at about 4:45 p.m. on East Buena Vista Avenue.

Lt. Tim Thornton of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety said they received their first report of the day at about 10:30 a.m. from a local business that saw a man they thought matched the description of the fugitive.

North Augusta officers responded to the scene but were not able to locate Carroll. Officers notified employees of businesses in the area that Carroll might be in the area.

At 3:30 p.m., an employee of TTX in North Augusta spotted Carroll. When the employee tried to approach, Carroll took off running. The employee lost sight of Carroll and contacted law enforcement.

At 4:45 p.m., an officer with North Augusta Department of Public Safety located Carroll in the 500 block of East Buena Vista Avenue. Carroll fled and resisted arrest, but was taken into custody by the officer and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center.

Carroll is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center. Records indicate he was booked at about 5:50 p.m. Saturday.

According to Lt. Thornton, Carroll faces no charges in North Augusta. He is being detained on behalf of a number of departments, including Allendale County, Bamberg County, North Augusta Department of Public Safety and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, according to detention center records.

Carroll was in jail in Lamar County on three counts of obstruction of an officer and theft by receiving stolen property, according to a news release issued at the time of his escape.



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