RIDGEVILLE — A bloodhound search failed to find a man who ran this morning from the perimeter fence of Lieber Correctional Institution. Dorchester County Sheriff's deputies continue to patrol the area, said Maj. John Garrison.

The man was spotted by a guard who was coming to work at the prison. The man took off running when approached, Garrison said. The suspicion is he might have been trying to sneak contraband into the prison. Lieber is one of South Carolina's eight maximum-security prisons. It has more than 1,000 inmates, including all of the state's Death Row inmates.