The Arkansas Department of Corrections is currently seeking Timothy Buffington on a warrant charging him with prison escape.
Authorities report that on June 21st, 2014 Buffington walked away from a work detail at the medium to low security Pine Bluff Unit. Buffington was serving a 20 year prison sentence for 1st degree murder and had been transferred to Pine Bluff because of his good behavior. He was scheduled to be released in 4 years.
After escaping, Buffington broke into a safe house and stole a shotgun and ammunition. He later took a woman hostage. The woman was able to escape from him and call 911.
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