Two prison inmates who left a work crew in North Carolina and are suspected of robbing two hunters were recaptured early Friday in Summerville.
Cloman Smith and Jesse McCrobie were arrested without incident after a local police officer at a gas station recognized a pickup truck stolen from the hunters after the escape, North Carolina Department of Correction spokesman Keith Acree said.
Acree also said authorities knew the two were in Summerville and home to one of the inmates' grandmother.
Smith and McCrobie escaped from a work crew at a poultry house Wednesday afternoon, Acree said.
Authorities believe Smith and McCrobie then robbed two hunters in Northampton County in North Carolina late that night, Acree said. They took two rifles, a handgun, cash and a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck, authorities said.
Smith, 30, is serving a maximum prison sentence of 12 years and five months as a habitual felon. McCrobie, 27, is serving a prison sentence of more than three years for larceny, breaking and entering and other charges.
Both were being held at the minimum security Tillery Correctional Center.