SCDOC mistakenly releases man charged with attempted murder - - Columbia, South Carolina

SCDOC inmate back in custody after mistakenly released


A man who was mistakenly released from a Columbia prison while serving a sentence for attempted murder is back in custody of the Department of Corrections.

South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say 19-year-old Dwaine Johnson, Jr. was serving a six month sentence at the Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center on Broad River Road for throwing bodily fluids on a corrections officer.

Spokesperson Clark Newsom says Johnson should have been transferred to Georgetown at the end of that sentence, but was accidentally released on Wednesday.

Johnson was captured Tuesday evening at an apartment complex in Georgetown. Corrections officials say he was taken to a maximum security prison.

Johnson was arrested for shooting the owners of Szechuan Restaurant on Highmarket Street in Georgetown in August 2011.

Corrections officials are investigating how Johnson was mistakenly released.

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