Subscribe Register Login

Realtor's body found in shallow grave; Lewis charged with murder

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:43 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Escaped inmate stole shotgun, state says

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 24, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.

47-year-old-timothy-buffington-a-trusty-inmate-assigned-to-the-pine-bluff-unit-left-his-work-assignment-on-june-21-2014

47-year-old Timothy Buffington, a trusty inmate assigned to the Pine Bluff Unit, left his work assignment on June 21, 2014.

PINE BLUFF — Arkansas prison officials say a convicted murderer who escaped custody stole a shotgun from a house on prison grounds.

The search continues Tuesday for Timothy Buffington, who's been missing since Saturday. Buffington had trusty status at the Pine Bluff Unit that allowed him to do work without constant supervision.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Shea Wilson said a preliminary investigation shows that Buffington broke into a safe room in the house, where he had been doing yard work and janitorial work. She said Buffington confronted a woman who lives at the house, but she was able to get away and run to a nearby prison for help.

Buffington is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 182 pounds, with a shaved head.

Comments on: Escaped inmate stole shotgun, state says

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 total comments

RegEn4cer says... June 24, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

Apparently not being the brightest crayon in the box, can someone please explain to me why a convicted murderer is given trustee privileges with limited supervision? I understand how it is earned, just wondering why in this case.

( | suggest removal )

Vickie55 says... June 24, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

I was wondering the same thing. He should have been on Death Row instead of minimum security.

( | suggest removal )

tesbrown1101071440 says... June 24, 2014 at 5:28 p.m.

So he was a yard boy for someone. So the person he stole the gun from has to be high up! I bet the house was unlocked on the prison ground and the inmate just walked in and took what he wanted and left. When was the last count conducted on the house boys and yard boys?

( | suggest removal )

Foghorn says... June 24, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

Just now coming out that he is armed?

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Cdl a drivers

    cdl haz-mat Driver Needed F/T for M-F, night, statewide del...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Lpn

    memorial hospital Stilwell, OK We have recently added more P...
    STILWELL, Ok

  • Heavy equipment mechanic

    James Construction Group Now hiring Must have a minimum 5 y...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Social workers

    Mercy Mercy Medical Center voted "Best Place to Work" by Ark...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Clinical supervisor

    clinical supervisor for a residential behavioral health prog...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

Search 919 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online