A man who escaped from a South Carolina prison earlier this month was captured Wednesday in Cleveland County, several days after he eluded arrest by Shelby police.
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said Hoyle Lee Mincey was taken into custody by deputies and a K-9 dog in a wooded area off Jimmy Morrison Road near Lawndale, in the northern part of the county.
Mincey, serving a term for robbery, escaped from a prison in Sumter County Oct. 12. He was spotted by Shelby police early Saturday morning but jumped from a van he was driving and ran into a wooded area. Authorities alerted Cleveland County residents to be watching for the escapee, and deputies said a tip from the public led them to a residence in the 100 block of Jimmy Morrison Road on Wednesday.
Deputies said that when they arrived, Mincey ran into a wooded area. Deputy Jody Seagle and his dog, Bolo, captured the suspect. Mincey needed treatment at Cleveland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries suffered in the escape attempt, authorities said.
Investigators said Mincey will face additional charges of breaking and entering and larceny of residences and businesses along his escape route.