Alleged killers, car thief escape South Carolina jail

Two suspected killers and an alleged carjacker are on the run after busting out of a South Carolina jail Saturday night.

The three men escaped the Orangeburg County Jail, about 35 miles south of Columbia, just before 10 p.m., authorities said.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office identified the runaway trio as Tyshon Johnson, 27; Curtis Green, 20; and Christopher Boltin, 27. Johnson and Green are awaiting trial on murder charges.

The original crime that landed Johnson behind bars was believed to be a fatal slaying during a September 2017 home robbery, the Times and Democrat reported.

After the arrest, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said that Johnson and two accomplices “do not value life.”

Johnson was once wanted on an attempted murder charge in August 2011, according to jail records. A month later, he was tracked to Raleigh, N.C., and nabbed by U.S. marshals.

Green was already in custody on unrelated charges at the state Department of Corrections when he was accused of killing a man during a botched car theft in March 2015, the sheriff’s office said.

A witness linked Green to the slaying more than a year later, according to police.

Boltin, however, was jailed on carjacking and grand larceny charges.

All three are considered to be dangerous, according to authorities.

It was not immediately clear how the three men escaped.