"I was kidnapped and I just got away and I'm calling to inform y'all of what's going on," the caller said, "What's happening but we need some assistance as soon as possible because he is armed and he will shoot."
The caller said Buffington had a shotgun and access to more weapons. She also said Buffington said he "just wanted to leave and go somewhere and think." (CLICK THE FILE at the top of this article to listen)
The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) is continuing efforts today in the area of Princeton Pike near the prison grounds to locate Timothy Buffington.
The preliminary investigation from ADC 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.