A Middle River Regional Jail inmate who escaped from a deputy has been captured

HIGHLAND COUNTY — A Middle River Regional Jail inmate who escaped earlier this week during an inmate transport has been captured, Highland County Sheriff Ronald Wimmer said in a statement Thursday night.

The details of the seizure have not been disclosed.

Shawn W. Gwinn, 34, of McDowell, escaped Tuesday morning. He was returned to jail after a Highland County arraignment when he allegedly kicked out a deputy’s car window near the border of Highland and Augusta counties, authorities said.

After the escape, the Augusta County Mobile Command Center was deployed to the Mountain View Department Store in West Augusta. Officers from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search of several addresses in Highland County, set up a roadblock on the Augusta County-Highland County line and interviewed known associates of Gwin.

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