Authorities Seek Inmate Who Escaped From Alabama Prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A search launched Saturday for an inmate who escaped from the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama.

Mitchell Lindsey, 29, fled just before 8:30 a.m. from the prison located in Montgomery County, the state Department of Corrections said in a news release.

Details on how he escaped the facility have not been released.

Prison officials described Lindsey as 6 feet (1.8 meters) 2 inches (5.0 centimeters) tall, 165 pounds (75 kilograms) and wearing a brown or khaki prison uniform. He has brown hair and blue eyes, the department said.

A Morgan County judge sentenced Lindsey to life in prison in 2015. A jury found him guilty of reckless murder for a crash that killed 68-year-old Bessie Louise Stovall. Police were chasing Lindsey on May 19, 2012 as he drove a stolen vehicle through Decatur. Witnesses told police that Lindsey sped through a stop sign and hit Stovall’s vehicle. She died at the scene.

Anyone with information about Lindsey’s whereabouts is asked to contact the department a 1-800-831-8825.