Escaped inmate captured, CPD says

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – An inmate is back in custody after police say he escaped from a local hospital.

South Carolina Department of Corrections said around 10 a.m., Travis Biggerstaff attempted to escape while near Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Parts of Harden Street and Colonial Drive were blocked during the search Tuesday morning.

Travis N. Biggerstaff is serving 20 years for kidnapping, armed robbery, and grand larceny.


During the escape, a SCDC officer fired their weapon. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is leading an investigating around the officer-involved shooting.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services is investigating the escape.