Officers searching for escaped inmate in Aiken

Law enforcement officers are currently pursuing an escaped Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center inmate in Aiken’s Crosland Park subdivision.

According to the South Carolina Department of Corrections, inmate Anthony Lewis walked away from the minimum-level security facility at approximately 1:38 p.m. Wednesday. Lewis is serving a 10-year sentence for grand larceny.

The department describes Lewis as a black male, 33 years old with a medium build.

Lewis was not the only inmate to escape Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center. The department said inmate John Brooke Hal Duncan was apprehended by corrections officials at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday after escaping the facility earlier in the day. Duncan is serving a three year sentence for second-degree burglary.

To report any information regarding the whereabouts of Lewis, call (803) 896-2258 or local law enforcement.

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