Deadly Hit-And-Run Suspect Listed Among Aiken County’s Most Wanted

Mug shot photo of 25-year-old Michael Anthony Cornelius who is wanted after failing to appear n court in Aiken County in reference to charges stemming from a dealy 2013 hit-and-run. (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
Mug shot photo of 25-year-old Michael Anthony Cornelius who is wanted after failing to appear n court in Aiken County in reference to charges stemming from a dealy 2013 hit-and-run. (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

Aiken County, SC – A man who was arrested in connection to a deadly hit-and-run that happened in December 2013 is listed on Aiken County’s Most Wanted List.

Michael Anthony Cornelius, 25, is accused of hitting and killing 27-year-old Shawnt’a Smalls sometime between 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2015 and 1:00 a.m. the next morning as she walked on the 4500 block of Whiskey Road.

An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells WJBF News Channel 6 that Cornelius failed to report to Aiken County General Sessions Court and a bench warrant has now been issued for his arrest.

Cornelius is described as being a white male, 6′ tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He reportedly has brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address is listed as 308 Heathwood Drive in Aiken.

Anyone with information on Cornelius’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-642-1761.

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