Ricardo Chambers (Source: Jasper County Detention Center)
A man accused of using another inmate's identification to walk free from the Chatham County Detention Center is expected to be extradited to Chatham County from Ridgeland on Tuesday.
The U.S. Marshal Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Chatham County Sheriff's Office arrested Ricardo Sean Chambers just before 5 p.m. Monday.
He was spotted in downtown Savannah and followed to Hardeeville, where he was arrested along U.S. Highway 17, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.
Chambers, 30, stole another inmate's ID wristband and used that inmate's personal information to be discharged from the Chatham County jail at about 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office. The wristband was lying in another inmate's cell.
Sheriff Al St Lawrence said the office has launched an internal investigation to find out how the inmate escaped.
"These people sit in the jail 24 hours a day and they don't have anything to do but think of ways to scam us. We usually are pretty good at not allowing that to occur. As far as I'm concerned, it is not going to happen again," St Lawrence said.
Chambers was in jail on charges of theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. There was also a hold on Chambers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
He is being held at the Jasper County jail. He is being charged with escape and false statements and writings.