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Deputies in Pickens Co. Find Escaped Inmate

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The Pickens County Sheriff's Office says they are have found an inmate who escaped from jail in early July.

They say James Christopher Townsend was found off of an anonymous tip that led deputies to a house in Easley where he was staying.

Deputies have also charged his brother Mitcheal Eugene Townsend and his nephew Gregory Scott Townsend with harboring an escaped convict.

Townsend was eligible for release in December of 2014 and is currently serving time for failure to pay child support.

Authorities tell the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Townsend had been detained at the Pickens County Stockade since June 2 of this year and was not authorized to leave the site for any reason.

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