An escaped inmate who was described by one law enforcement official as "slick as a Vidalia onion" was captured on Saturday.

Christopher Nicholas Carroll was captured by North Augusta, S.C., police after a local business called them about a suspicious person walking around cars.

Police said Carroll fled the scene and fought with police, who were nonetheless able to apprehend him.

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Carroll broke through two walls and slithered through an opening in a fence to escape his solitary confinement cell in a Lamar County jail early Wednesday morning.

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Carroll was well known to law enforcement in his area and Bamberg County Sheriff Ed Darnell said he has known him his entire life, who also said this is the third time Carroll has escaped a facility.

Carroll will be held at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office until an extradition hearing is set.

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