Our preliminary investigation shows:
Buffington broke into a safe room at house located on prison grounds at the Pine Bluff Complex and obtained a shot gun. 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. He 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.
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