ENOREE, S.C. – You’ve heard of people trying to break out of jail. On Wednesday, a South Carolina man was arrested for trying to break into a prison.
Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a news release that Nathaniel Jose Perez, 19, of Spartanburg, was found between an inner and outer fence at the Tyger River Correctional Institution. Officials said Perez was bleeding from cuts from the fence’s razor wire, and pieces of his clothing were stuck in the fence, WCSC reported.
Perez was charged with trespassing onto a correctional facility, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and attempting to furnish prisoners with contraband, according to Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.
A large hole was cut into the fence, corrections officials said.
According to an arrest warrant, Perez was found with four backpacks that contained marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, cellphones and other items, WLTX reported. According to an arrest warrant, Perez admitted to attempting to deliver items to inmates for payment.
Perez was taken to an area hospital for treatment, WSPA reported. After his release, he was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center.