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United States Marshal Service and SC Crimestoppers Need Help Finding an Inmate Serving Time for Murder in North Carolina
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

YORK, SC - On February 28 2012, York County Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release regarding the accidental release of inmate Thomas Aaron Whitlock from the York County Detention Center. A part of the press release is attached:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012: For Immediate Release

York County Detention Center releases inmate in error

At approximately 3:00 pm, Monday, February 27, 2012, Thomas Aaron Whitlock was released from custody, in error, by the York County Detention Center. Whitlock is a North Carolina Division of Adult Correction inmate who was in York County to appear, in court, on prior drug related charges. Whitlock was convicted for a 2009 murder that was investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The York County Detention Center learned of the error shortly after 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Efforts were immediately mobilized in an effort to locate and apprehend Whitlock.

The mistake was discovered when arrangements were being made to return Whitlock to Bertie Correctional Institution, Windsor, North Carolina. Whitlock has an extensive criminal history and is now wanted as a Fugitive from Justice.

The U.S. Marshal Service and the South Carolina Crimestoppers is asking for the public’s help to find Whitlock, now wanted as a Fugitive from Justice. According to the Marshal Service, Whitlock has ties to the areas of Columbia and Rock Hill, SC. Whitlock also has ties in Dallas, Texas.

According to the arrest warrant, Whitlock is a black male, 5’9”, 155 lbs. Further information released by York County states that he was wearing a brown button-up shirt, a white t-shirt, Khaki pants and white athletic shoes.

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