Crime & Courts

1 York County prison escapee caught; 2nd SC fugitive still on loose

Authorities say Bobby Albert Camp walked away from the B&B Tire on Riverview Road in Rock Hill on Tuesday.
Authorities say Bobby Albert Camp walked away from the B&B Tire on Riverview Road in Rock Hill on Tuesday.

One of two escaped prison inmates from York County was caught late Friday in Charlotte, but the second is still on the run after five days.

The second suspect, Bobby Albert Camp III, 25, has had several problems with police before, including not showing up for court and convictions for violent and drug crimes and allegations of feuds in Rock Hill that involved at least two alleged shooting incidents.

“Camp escaped and should be considered dangerous,” said Trent Faris, a spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office. “He’s on the run. If anyone sees him, call 911 immediately. Don’t try and approach him. Let the police handle it.”

Camp and Richard Keith Poe escaped from the minimum security Catawba pre-release center south of Rock Hill where inmates are sent for work release, officials said.

Poe, 47, of Hickory Grove, was captured by Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers and South Carolina’s fugitive apprehension team and booked into jail just before midnight, according the S.C. Department of Corrections. Poe is being held without bond in Charlotte. He was in prison for burglary.

Poe walked away from the Catawba prison Friday. Camp, 25, serving a seven-year prison sentence for robbery, left his work-release job at a tire repair shop Tuesday. Camp has not been caught despite police and SWAT teams surrounding a home late Thursday in Rock Hill where officers thought he might be hiding. Law enforcement in both Carolinas are searching for him.

According to court records, Camp pleaded guilty in September in criminal court in York to common law robbery and other drug charges. But before pleading guilty, Camp had been charged with allegedly firing shots at a man as part of a feud, and allegedly robbing a pizza delivery man. He faced 22 charges.

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