No charges to be filed in shooting of escaped inmate

PICKENS — No charges will be filed against a homeowner who shot and killed an inmate who escaped from the county prison and broke into her home earlier this month, according to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Creed Hashe.

Hashe said Tuesday the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office had conducted a legal review of the investigation into the death of Bruce Webb McLaughlin Jr., 30, who escaped along with another inmate from the county prison shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 4.

“”It is the opinion of this office that (name redacted) would be immune from prosecution for any charges relating to the shooting death of Bruce

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