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Deputies find escaped inmate hiding in dumpster

Published On: Aug 01 2013 08:12:27 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 01 2013 08:18:09 PM CDT
Gregory Midgette jr.

A newly sentenced inmate was found hiding in a dumpster after he got away from detention officers.

Gregory Midgette Jr. was sentenced to 17 to 33 months on drug charges Wednesday.

Beaufort County deputies say he got away as he was being prepped for transport.

They say they chased him out the building but lost sight of him.

Deputies found him about 15 minutes later, hiding inside the nearby dumpster.

He now faces new charges including felony escape from a local jail officer.