Search for escaped inmate continues


Prison officials are continuing their search for Timothy Buffington, who escaped from the Pine Bluff Unit on June 21.

At the time of his escape, Buffington was serving a 20-year sentence for first-degree murder and had been in prison since 1999.

He is a white male, 47 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 182 pounds. According to the Department of Corrections website, he has a scar on his abdomen and back upper left arm and a tattoo on his right wrist.

Buffington should be considered armed and dangerous. The last time he was seen, he had a loaded shotgun that he took from the home of a prison employee.

Anyone with information about Buffington should call 911.