Union County Sheriff David Taylor said a 41-year-old inmate escaped custody Friday at the Union County Courthouse.

Brent Tyson Austin is a prisoner of the S.C. Department of Corrections. Taylor said investigators believe Austin stole a 2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cap pickup truck during his escape.

The vehicle, which has “Intimidator” in red letters across the front windshield, was located Friday afternoon at a residence on the corner of Jonesville-Lockhart Highway near Pineland Road.

Investigators then used police dogs to search for Austin.

Taylor said Austin escaped by jumping out of a second-story window at the courthouse.

Investigators are asking anyone who sees Austin to call 911.