Multiple sources are reporting South Carolina jail officers suspect Jimmy Causey, a prisoner on the Lieber Correctional Institution, could have used a drone to fly in instruments that enabled him to interrupt out of the establishment. Mr. Causey was recaptured in Texas Friday. He escapted on July 4th.
“We 100 percent know a cellphone was used or multiple cellphones were used while he was incarcerated, and we believe a drone was used to fly in the tools that allowed him to escape,” Bryan Stirling, the director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, mentioned at a information convention on Friday. Mr. Causey was serving a life sentence for kidnapping a lawyer.
He escapted after utilizing wire cutters that seemingly had been dropped onto jail grounds from a drone, mentioned Mr. Stirling.
Authorities acquired a tip early Friday that led them to a Motel 6 in Austin, Tex., the place Mr. Causey, 46, was staying, in accordance with Mark Keel, the pinnacle of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Texas Rangers had been notified and located him there round four a.m., he mentioned. He was asleep on the time and didn’t resist arrest. He had a semiautomatic pistol, a pump shotgun, additional ammunition, 4 cellphones and $47,654 in money. The supply of the cash was not disclosed. officers with the authority to jam cellphone indicators at their establishments.