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Update: Cherokee County Inmate back in Custody

August 18th, 2020 – 2:00 PM

WEIS Radio – 

(WEIS Radio)

Deputies have apprehended Tad Abernathy who escaped Monday evening from a work detail at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

He was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday) evening at a residence near Sand Rock.

Abernathy is now charged with Escape 2nd, in addition to his other pending charges.

*PREVIOUSLY: Inmate Tad Abernathy fled from a work detail at around 6:30pm Monday and was last seen running on South River Street in Centre.

Abernathy, age 39 and a resident of Sand Rock was booked into jail on May 14th on charges of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Attempting to Elude – in addition to, Failure to Appear, on prior charges of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol; Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (two counts); the Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree; along with Tampering with Physical Evidence and Receiving Stolen property 1st Degree.