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SCDOC mistakenly releases man charged with attempted murder
Monday, March 25, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Authorities say a mistake at a prison in Columbia has a South Carolina man charged with attempted murder out on the streets.

South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say 19-year-old Dwaine Johnson, Jr. was serving a six month sentence at the Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center on Broad River Road for throwing bodily fluids on a corrections officer.

Spokesperson Clark Newsom says Johnson should have been transferred to Georgetown at the end of that sentence, but was accidentally released on Wednesday.

Johnson was arrested for shooting the owners of Szechuan Restaurant on Highmarket Street in Georgetown in August 2011.

Authorities believe Johnson may have traveled back to the Georgetown area.

Johnson stands 5'4" and weighs 151 pounds. He has tattoos and scars on both hands.

Corrections officials are investigating how Johnson was mistakenly released.

If you see Johnson, you are urged to call 803-896-2258.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/21784423/scdoc-mistakenly-releases-man-charged-with-attempted-murder

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