Last Nash County inmate escapee apprehended in South Carolina

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (WTVD) -- The last of five escaped inmates from the Nash County Detention Center was apprehended in South Carolina.

According to the Nash County Sheriff's Office, Laquaris Rashad Battle and four others escaped on Monday night through a hole in the fence.

Battle was apprehended during a traffic stop in Hardeeville, South Carolina, just after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. It is believed they were headed to Miami, Florida.

Mia Andrea Dasha Evans, who is said to be in a relationship with Battle, had been identified as the driver of the vehicle. Evans was charged with harboring a fugitive.

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Jaishawn Freeman, a passenger in the same car was charged with possession of cocaine.

He will be sent back to Nash County and will be charged with harboring a fugitive.

Battle is being jailed in the Jasper County Jail. He is expected to come back to North Carolina on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said Battle was friends with pair.

David Viverette, 28, and Raheem Horne, 25, two of the inmates who escaped, were taken into custody late Monday night at the Hal Orr's Inn.

Keonte Daeman Murphy, 23, and David Anthony Ruffin, 30, were captured early Tuesday morning.

Laquaris Battle was caught in Jasper County, South Carolina early Sunday morning.



Battle is being jailed in the Jasper County Jail. He is expected to come back to North Carolina on Wednesday.

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The Nash County Sheriff's Office thanks Captain Kevin McLaughlin, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Jasper County Sheriff's Office (South Carolina), Wake County Sheriff's Office, Joey Corbett with the Nashville Police Department and everyone else involved in assisting with Battle's location and apprehension.

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