A 20-year-old Berkeley County jail inmate was recaptured after running away from a sheriff's deputy at a hospital early Wednesday, an official said.
Chelsea Renee Sones, who was being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center on charges of shoplifting and resisting arrest, was complaining of pain in her abdomen, Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon said.
She was treated at Moncks Corner Medical Center and later released.
But as a deputy took her to a patrol car at 12:39 a.m., "she bolted from the scene and managed to elude the deputy," Moon said.
Sones was captured about an hour and a half later and taken back to jail.
She now faces a charge of escape.
Sones was not in handcuffs when she ran, Moon said. She had been throwing up and was holding a pan in case it happened again. Inmates normally should be in cuffs at all times when being transported, and the incident is being evaluated, Moon said.
Dave Munday contributed to this story. Reach Andrew Knapp at 937-5414 or twitter.com/offlede.
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