An escaped inmate who has been at large since he walked away from a minimum security prison in Rock Hill six months ago is now back in custody.
William Newcomb, who walked away from the Catawba Pre-release Center in Rock Hill on January 2, was taken into custody Tuesday in Anderson county at around 11 am at a Wal-Mart. Authorities are charging Newcomb with credit card fraud, grand larceny, and breaking into a motor vehicle. He may face additional charges in connection with crimes he committed while he was at large. Newcomb also faces a felony escape charge, which carries a sentence of one to 15 years in prison. Before his escape, Newcomb was serving a three year sentence for financial identity fraud he committed in Lexington County.