UPDATE - Timothy Buffington, a trusty inmate assigned to the Pine Bluff Unit, left his work assignment earlier Saturday (6/21) evening and is being searched for in the area of Princeton Pike in Pine Bluff. ADC officers and canines are searching for him and local and state law enforcement agencies have been notified.
A spokesperson for ADC tells Fox 16 Buffington should be considered armed and dangerous.
PINE BLUFF, AR - A convicted murderer has escaped from prison at the Pine Bluff Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC).
Authorities are on the lookout for Timothy Buffington, 47. He may also go by "Bo" Buffington. According to the ADC Buffington is 5'6'', weighs 182 pounds and has a tattoo on his right wrist.
ADC records show that Buffington was convicted in Logan County of first degree murder in 1999 and is serving a 20 year sentence.
Buffington's last known address is listed as 192 1st St. in Booneville.
Updates will be provided as additional information is released.
If you have any information regarding this escape, please call authorities.