Charleston prison inmate escapes pre-release center facilities (update: caught)

Image by SC Dept of Corrections

Update February 18: After less than a day after his prison escape, Gamlbe was captured by authorities around 1 p.m. on Tuesday in North Charleston.

Adding to his two-year sentence, Gamble is now charged with escape, which can increase a sentence up to 15 years if convicted. 

First reporting:
The South Carolina Department of Corrections is looking for Evan Lamar Gamble, an inmate at Coastal Pre-Release Center who authorities say walked away from facilities just before 8 p.m. on Monday.

Gamble is described as a 5'9" black male, weighing 145 pounds. He is serving a two-year sentence for shoplifting in 2009.

WMBF NBC News and The Post and Courier have photos and background on Gambled as well as information on who to call if you see this guy running around town.


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