Originally created 07/03/97

Third escapee captured



CLEARWATER, S.C. - The last of three escapees from the Richmond County Detention Center was captured Tuesday night in a motel in Clearwater.

Michael Frank, spokesman for the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, said Bobby Lee Robeson, 35, charged with violating parole by burglary, theft by taking, obstructing an officer and traffic violations, was captured at 11:30 p.m. in room three of the Kozy Kort Motel.

The Sheriff's Office, Aiken Department of Public Safety and the State Law Enforcement Division helped with the capture. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office provided Aiken County with the information to track Mr. Roberson to the Kozy Kort, Mr. Frank said.

Mr. Roberson was held at the Aiken County Detention Center overnight and awaiting extradition to Georgia on Wednesday morning.