by Max Brantley
The Arkansas Department of Correction is continuing efforts today in the area of Princeton Pike near the prison grounds to locate Timothy Buffington.
Our preliminary investigation shows:
Bufflington broke into a safe room at house located on prison grounds of the Pine Bluff complex and obtained a shotgun. The door was deadbolted and Buffington managed to kick the door frame out to gain access. Buffington was doing yard/janitorial work at the house.
He confronted a woman who lives at the residence and attempted to get her to drive him off prison grounds. She managed to get away from him and run to Randall Williams Correctional Facility for help.
Video surveillance shows that Buffington obtained a camouflage hat and clothing. Me may or may not be wearing these items.
ADC continues to focus on public safety and capturing Buffington and will conduct a full investigation on the issues surrounding his escape when he is back in custody.