COLUMBIA — A South Carolina inmate is on the loose after walking away from a crew doing grounds maintenance in a remote part of the Army’s largest training installation.

Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom says 27-year-old Jason Ryan Burr slipped away from the work crew at around 12:30 p.m. today on property that is part of Fort Jackson. Newsom says Burr is thought to have stolen a vehicle and might have traveled to Hartsville, where he has family.

In 2010, Burr began serving a five-year sentence for receipt of stolen property. Newsom says Burr has a previous conviction for a vehicle-related crime.

Jail records show Burr was to become eligible for parole on July 20.