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‘Extremely dangerous’ murder suspect recaptured after fleeing to South Carolina, in jail

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Police said they have taken an “extremely dangerous” murder suspect who escaped from a South Carolina detention center on Thursday, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Stephen Stinnette, 32, is accused of fatally shooting Jerry Johnson, 24, after a battle, in the end of 2018. Johnson’s body was found in a lake, Columbia (WOLO-TV reported.

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Stinnette, who has tattoos on his neck and the top of his head, escaped during a riot at the sheriff’s office in the detention center when an inmate set a mattress on fire Sunday night, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman told the Greensboro, N. C.-the WFMY-TV.

Stephen Stinnette
(Sumter County Sheriff’s Office)

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It is not clear how he escaped.

Five people have been arrested in the killing, according to the WOLO.

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