UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding an inmate who escaped from the Union County Courthouse this afternoon.
In a statement released a short time ago, Union County Sheriff David Taylor announced that Brent Tyson Austin, 41, escaped custody at the courthouse. He said that Austin is a prisoner of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
Taylor said it is believed Austin escaped custody shortly after noon today. He said it is believed Austin then stole a vehicle described as a 2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Pickup Truck, SC Tag # GWT 404. The vehicle has “Intimidator” in red letters written across the front windshield.
If you see Austin please contact 911 immediately.