SC inmate who escaped shortly after being jailed is back in custody, police say

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An inmate who escaped Friday from the Greenwood County Detention Center is back in custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office said Travis Leon Boyd, 29, is back in jail after escaping for about five hours.

Boyd escaped around 4 p.m. and was taken into custody around 9 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

The Greenwood Index-Journal and other outlets reported that Boyd went to the sheriff’s office after his escape.

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Deputies charged Boyd with absconding, a crime that carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Deputies had jailed Boyd on Friday for first-degree burglary and third-degree assault. A judge denied him bail on those charges.

Boyd has pleaded guilty to five felonies over the past 10 years, according to court records. In 2021 and 2020, he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine or methamphetamine and second-degree domestic violence. In 2018 and 2017, he pleaded to third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, records show. In 2012, he pleaded for robbery.

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An attorney was not yet publicly listed for Boyd.

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