An inmate who escaped earlier this morning in North Charleston is back in custody.
Michael Jones, an inmate of the minimum security Coastal Pre-Release Center in North Charleston, was apprehended by Corrections investigators shortly after noon at the Genesis Hair Salon on Johns Island.
Jones, who works at the salon, was supposed to have reported to work this morning about 9 a.m. but went missing when the salon’s owner stopped at a Burger King restaurant en route to the salon. An escape charge against Jones is pending.
To date, all low security incarceration escapees have been caught and are now serving a minimum of 15 years in a maximum security prison.