Inmate escapes from deputy, found hiding in abandoned home

An inmate from the Marlboro County Detention Center escaped from a Marlboro County sheriff's deputy at a medical facility on East Palmetto Street Friday morning, according Chief Allen Heidler with Florence Police.

The deputy was taking the inmate to be treated at the medical facility.

Florence Police and the Florence County Sheriff's Office responded and immediately initiated a search for the inmate.

He was found minutes later at an abandoned home on Ravenell Street, Heidler said.

The inmate is back in the custody of the Marlboro County sheriff's deputy.