UPDATE: Inmate in custody after escape during work detail in Cherokee Co.

South Carolina News

(Source: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

CHEROKEE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate who escaped during litter pick-up was captured Wednesday morning.

Bradley Scott Johnston, 34, was a part of the litter pick-up crew Tuesday when he ran down the street and jumped into a white Chevrolet Tahoe on Hetty Hill St. in Gaffney, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff Office.

Jonhston was 15 days into serving his 90-day sentence for driving under suspension and was expected to be released on Oct. 19.

According to deputies, Johnston was taken into custody after a short chase on Ellis Ferry Road around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Johnston is currently in the Cherokee County Detention Center facing two additional charges of escaping and petty larceny.

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