Inmate back in custody after escape Thursday
An inmate could face additional time after escaping Thursday from Coastal Pre-release Center in North Charleston.
The center first noticed Travis Hammet, 21, missing when he didn’t show up for a 9:30 p.m. roll call, S.C. Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom said.
Investigators received a tip saying Hammet was hiding out at Georgetown Apartments, 1476 Orange Grove Road, in Charleston, Newsom said.
Hammet’s grandfather, who lives at the complex, told Charleston police that his grandson stopped by asking for a cellphone and money for a taxi to Summerville, but he didn’t give him any.
Hammet was found hiding behind a pool house at the complex, an incident report states.
Hammet was back in custody shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday and was transported to Lieber Correctional Institution, Newsom said.
Hammet is serving a seven-year sentence on a second-degree burglary charge that is due to expire in 2015. He is eligible for parole in October, Corrections Department records show.
Newsom said Hammet could face additional time because of the escape.