Crime & Courts

Escaped Aiken inmate sought

Aiken - The S.C. corrections department is looking for a male inmate who walked away from a minimum-security pre-release center in Aiken.

Brandon McDonald, 29, was confirmed missing from the institution about 12:20 a.m. McDonald is white; stands 6 feet 1 inch tall; weighs about 175 pounds; he has brown eyes and brown hair.

Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., anyone with information is asked to contact Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 1-877-349-2130. After 5 p.m., call 1-803-896-2258, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division at 1-803-737-9000, or local law enforcement.

McDonald started serving a four-year, one-month sentence for assault and battery in September 2009. He was convicted in Greenwood County. He now faces a charge of felony escape, which carries between one and 15 years in prison.