Manhunt Underway for Escaped Inmate

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) REMBERT, S.C., --

A sumter county inmate has been missing since he managed to escape a medium security prison over Saturday evening. Authorities say around 4:30 while doing a head count they realized 34 year old Andrew McElrath was not in his cell.

As investigators continue searching for McElrath, others are trying to figure out how he was able to escape unnoticed.

McElrath has been serving a 15 month sentence for the unauthorized use of a vehicle in Anderson County.

If you see this man or know where he is you're asked to contact police immediately at 1-888-CRIME-SC

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