Deputies: Escaped detainee from Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center captured

(Courtesy: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Charles Meador

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County deputies say they’ve captured a detainee who escaped the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center this morning.

Authorities say Charles Kenneth Meador, 38, was last seen in the facility around 3 a.m. and was not located later during a regular count of detainees.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department dispatched a drone and K-9 units to search the areas surrounding the detention center.

Jail records show he was booked on April 9 and is being held on a $10k bond. He was charged with multiple crimes including resisting arrest, using a vehicle without permission, grand larceny value of $5,000 or more, and receiving stolen goods.

Deputies say he was captured before 9 this morning in the parking lot of Knights Inn on Bush River Road.

He now faces an additional charge of escape.

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