Officers Search For Escaped Pine Bluff Prisoner

Man with ties to Booneville escapes prison.

Man with ties to Booneville escapes prison.

An inmate with a prior residence in Booneville escaped last night from the Arkansas Department of Correction facility in Pine Bluff, officials said.  A Logan County Jury sentenced Timothy “Bo” Buffington to a 240-month prison sentence for first degree murder, records show.

According to Shea Wilson, Arkansas Department of Correction public information officer,  the inmate left his work assignment Saturday at around 7 p.m. Officials initially focused their search in the Princeton Pike area near the Pine Bluff prison.

Wilson said authorities are also collecting information about his escape and are unsure of what prompted him to run. According to the A.D.C.. website, Buffington last resided at 192 1st St. in Booneville

He is 5-foot-6 and weighs 182 pounds, with distinguishable scars on his upper left arm and right wrist.

The A.D.C. advises you contact the local authorities with any information. WIlson said, “We contacted law enforcement agencies across the state and we made contacts with anyone who might have knowledge of his whereabouts.”

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