Escaped Sumter inmate captured

Alberti Lance Michael

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – An inmate that escaped from jail  Saturday night, is back in custody according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies say detention staff verified that Lance Michael Alberti escaped from the jail late Saturday night and was discovered during inmate accountability early Sunday morning.

Deputies utilized drones and K9s and verified that Alberti made it through a wooded area behind the Detention Center.  Tracking dogs found discarded items from Alberti but were unable to locate him.

Ultimately investigators say Alberti was spotted at a truck stop in the Santee area but took off again in a stolen car leading deputies on a high speed chase.

Deputies say he then crashed and ran into the woods.  Ultimately, investigators say he was found hiding in a home in the town of Vance.

Alberti was originally brought into the Sumter County Detention Center under a false name late Friday night, October 7, 2022, for a Sumter City shoplifting offense. During the booking process, his true identity was verified.

Detention officers then confirmed an outstanding warrant by Probation and Parle and applied a hold. Alberti was also charged for providing false identity. On Saturday morning, his bond was
denied pending the extradition process for his outstanding warrant.


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