Man walks away from work-release program

Rodney Wayne Smith Jr.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a man who walked away from a work-release program on Monday.

Arrest warrants have been issued charging Rodney Wayne Smith Jr. with escape, sheriff's Maj. John Clark said Wednesday.

Smith is 28 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 226 pounds.

He has a history that includes violent crimes and should be considered dangerous, Clark said. His last known address was on Piedmont Avenue in North Charleston.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Sheriff's Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.