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Orangeburg murder suspect Curtis Green recaptured nearly 2 months after escape

Curtis Ray Green (Orangeburg County Detention Center)

Authorities have captured the last of three inmates to escape the Orangeburg County Detention Center in May.

Curtis Green, 20, was arrested by Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office deputies around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, sheriff's office spokesman Richard Walker says.

Green is believed to have attempted a carjacking around 4:30 a.m. before being arrested, according to the the sheriff's office.

Deputies say the stolen vehicle was spotted later Tuesday morning in Calhoun County. Around the same time, deputies say another carjacking call came in. They say Green was identified as the carjacker, and pursed him down I-26.

The pursuit ended at the Roosevelt Gardens Apartments in Orangeburg, deputies say, when they were able to block the car in.

Deputies say Green collided with at least one car. They also say one deputy injured his knee, and his condition is unknown.

A .380 caliber pistol and a ski mask were found in the stolen car, deputies say.

In addition to the previous murder charge, Green is now being charged with escape, carjacking, 1st degree assault and batter, and unlawful carrying of a weapon by the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.

The Calhoun Sheriff's Office is charging Green with carjacking, point and presenting a firearm, failure to stop, and possesion of a weapon during a violent crime.

Green, along with inmates Tyshon Johnson and Christopher Boltin, escaped the Orangeburg County Detention Center on May 19 after overpowering and assaulting a guard.

Johnson and Boltin were recaptured days later.

A reward of up to $2,500 had been offered for Green, who was awaiting trial for a 2015 murder at the time of his escape.

Green is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday at 9 a.m.

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