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South Carolina deputies search for escaped inmate

March 11, 2019 GMT

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina are looking for an inmate who escaped from a county jail.

Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said in a news release that 45-year-old Steven Leroy Aiken climbed a fence and ran away from the minimum-security jail late Sunday afternoon.

Deputies said Aiken had been serving a four-month sentence for family court violations.

Aiken was awaiting trial on charges of domestic violence and malicious injury to property.