By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————-Jason Mark Carter, who was committed and found incompetent to stand trial in the 2006 murder of his mother and stepfather, has escaped from a mental health facility in Columbia.
Carter, who is 39 years old, is a white male, 5’10”, 165 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black coat with a black and white sweater underneath and brown cargo pants. He may be traveling in a stolen 1991 White Chevy van with a tag of SG61580 with the number 244 on the bumper. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is unsure of the method of escape.
On March 27th, 2006, deputies responded to 419 Meldau Road in Seneca in response to a welfare check. During their search, officers found the bodies of Kevin and Debra Ann Perkins inside a locked room in the basement with Carter inside with the victims.
If you come in contact with Jason Mark Carter, use extreme caution and report any sightings to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111, Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or your local law enforcement agency.