A Maximum Security Prisoner Just Escaped From A South Carolina Correctional Facility — Again

An inmate has escaped for the second time from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina. Authorities are urging the public to be on alert.

Jimmy Causey, 46, escaped from the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville sometime on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 after being convicted of holding attorney Jack Swerling and his family at gunpoint in their Columbia home.

This isn’t the first time Causey has escaped from a maximum security prison. In 2005, he fled Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia with convicted murderer Johnny Brewer. The pair hid in a trash truck after the prison’s trash compactor and loading dock were left unguarded due to budget cutbacks. The men also crafted fake heads out of toilet paper and placed them in their bunks in order to fool guards at the 7:15 a.m. prisoner count.

The duo was apprehended three days later at a nearby motel after a pizza delivery driver recognized them from the news.

Details regarding Causey’s latest method of escape have not been released.

Cause is 6 feet 2 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He weighs about 177 pounds and has a medium build. There is a one-inch scar on the left side of his chin. The authorities are urging the public to contact their local law enforcement with any information about the escaped inmate.