Police searching for inmate after July 4 escape

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County sheriff's deputies are still searching for an inmate who they say walked away from work release on July 4.

Rodney Wayne Smith Jr., 28,  has a long criminal history, which includes unlawful possession of a gun, burglary, possession of a stolen Vehicle, assault and battery with intent to kill, resisting arrest, drug convictions and more.

Deputies say he did not return from a work release at Mack Sound Lighting on July 4.

Smith is about 5'9" and weighs 226 pounds. He has a beard and a mustache.

If you see the suspect, use extreme caution and call 911 or Warrants at 843-529-7391.

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