Corrections Dept. Searching for Inmate in Columbia

10:40 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate they say walked away from his work site on Sunday.  

Prison officials say the inmate at a pre-release work center in Columbia was reported missing after he didn't show up for a count. Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom said the inmate was supposed to work at a restaurant in Harbison Sunday but he did not show up.

Newsom says 25-year-old Maurice Bailey was reported missing at 7 p.m. Sunday. He was last seen wearing a tan Corrections Department uniform. 

Maurice Bailey was serving five years for common law armed robbery. You are asked to call the Department of Corrections at 803-896-2258 if you can help locate Bailey.

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