Inmate Escapes from Elba Work Release Center

4e5f5b35-e8ad-4f46-8a6b-4abebaa3bf52Authorities say an inmate has escaped from the Elba Work Release Center in Coffee County.

Joseph Thomas Butt, 28, was last seen at his assigned job site at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22nd. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with “New Orleans” written on it and brown cargo pants. He is described as a 6’1″ white male around 150 lbs.

Butts was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance in neighboring Covington County.

If you see the inmate or have information that may lead to his recapture, please contact ADOC at (800) 831-8825.





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