Escaped Livesay Correctional inmate captured in Spartanburg Co., food service employee arrested

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Shane Adams (From: South Carolina Department of Corrections)

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – An inmate at Livesay Correctional Institution who walked away from the facility has been captured.

Chrysti Shain, a spokesperson for the S.C. Department of Corrections, said Shane Adams was captured early Monday morning in Spartanburg County.

Shain did not have immediate details about his capture.

The state Department of Corrections previously said that Adams, 39, was last seen at the facility around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The agency said in a tweet that Adams was arrested near a friend’s house just before 3 a.m. Monday.

Adams is serving a prison sentence for convictions of grand larceny and burglary in Chester County.

Livesay is a minimum-security prison that also has a pre-release/work center.

SCDC officials said a food service employee at the prison was arrested for her connection to Adams’ escape.

According to a news release, Orbadella Garrett, 58, of Spartanburg, was charged with providing contraband to an inmate and criminal conspiracy.

Garrett was fired following her arrest.

“Her arrest appears to be connected to Sunday’s escape of inmate Shane Adams, who was captured just before 3 a.m. Monday morning in Spartanburg. The case is still under investigation,” SCDC officials said.

Orbadella Garrett

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