3 Escaped South Carolina Inmates Flee Into Swamp After Chase

Officers had to call off the search Saturday night

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Police warned residents of a South Carolina community to keep their doors locked after three escaped inmates crashed a stolen car into a wooded area and fled, NBC News reported. 

Donald Ray Little Jr., 34, Michael Bryan Chaplin, 31, and Matthew Daniel Chaplin, 28, pushed out a window at the Dorchester County Jail in St. George at around 3 a.m. Friday and used a blanket to get over barbed wire, NBC affiliate WCBD reported. 

The three men were suspected of stealing a car and were pursued by police in Berkeley County, according to Berkeley County sheriff's Major Jeremy Baker.  

Officers had to call off the search Saturday night — the area the three fled into is a swamp with rough terrain.

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