COLUMBIA -- The S.C. Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate who walked away from his work assignment at a restaurant in Columbia today.

David Thurman Holmes, 26, was confirmed missing from Deno's restaurant on Saint Andrews Road about 5:40 p.m., according to a news release from the Department of Corrections.

Holmes started serving a six-year year sentence for second-degree, non-violent burglary in April 2009. He was convicted in Lexington County.

Holmes, who is housed at Campbell Pre-Release Center in Columbia, is 5 feet 11 inches tall, about 165 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a brown T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about Holmes' whereabouts should call the Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 1-877-349-2130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.. After 5 p.m., call 1-803-896-2258, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division at 1-803- 737-9000, or contact local law enforcement.