Manhunt Underway for Escaped Inmate


By Rochelle Dean


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

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Current: 75°
High: 75°
Low: 72°
Wind: 5 MPH
Pressure: 30.12
Humidity: 84 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule