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Escaped Tennessee inmate captured in Greenville County

Escaped Tennessee inmate captured in Greenville County

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A man who law enforcement officials say was an escaped inmate in Tennessee has been captured.

According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Billy Fletcher around 8:38 p.m. Thursday in Greenville.


According to the sheriff’s office, a person spotted Fletcher and sent a tip to the State Law Enforcement Division. Officers located and arrested Fletcher on Sulphur Springs Road.

Fletcher reportedly left a work detail at the Carter County Detention Center on June 20 and has been sought by police ever since.

The sheriff’s office said Fletcher will be held at the Greenville County Detention Center on a fugitive from justice warrant until Carter County officials can extradite him.