HAMPTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
OCTOBER 9, 2019
ADDITIONAL ARRESTS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH ESCAPED INMATES INCIDENT
Additional arrests have been made in connection to the escape that took place at the Hampton County Detention Center on Thursday night. Inmates Craig Jahquezz Housey and James Williams, Jr. escaped at approximately 10pm on Thursday. Inmate James Williams was taken into custody at approximately 11 am on Friday in Georgia. Inmate Craig Housey was taken into custody later that night at approximately 8pm in the vicinity of Honey Hill Rd. in Estill. On Tuesday, both Housey and Williams were each charged with Escape and Malicious Injury. Housey had been incarcerated for 6 counts of Assault/ Attempted Murder that occurred on 9/6/19 with the Hampton County Sheriff's Office and Williams had been incarcerated for Burglary and Armed Robbery charges that occurred on 9/24/19 with the Varnville Police Department. Additional charges from other agencies may be forthcoming.
Malcom Meleke Hykeem White, 22 yrs old from Furman, was arrested on 10/4/19 and charged with 2 Counts of Escape/Aiding escape from prison.
Joseph Lee Williams, Jr., 43 yrs old from Varnville, was arrested on 10/8/19 and charged with 2 Counts of Escape/Aiding escape from prison.
Sheritta Sherrell Brown, 37 yrs old from Varnville, was arrested on 10/9/19 and charged with 2 Counts of Escape/Aiding escape from prison.
This is an active investigation, anyone with any information about this case is encouraged to contact the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 914-2200. Callers may remain anonymous.