TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) said another inmate was reported missing from his job site, but has since been returned to his unit.
According to ADC spokesperson Shea Wilson, 41-year-old Daniel E. Malin was reported missing from his job site at Cleve Batte Construction on 3837 East St. in Texarkana just after midnight; he was picked up by ADC and returned later Sunday morning.
Wilson said Malin is an inmate at the Texarkana Regional Correctional Center and had been convicted on numerous charges out of Pulaski, Jackson, and Randolph Counties including breaking and entering, forgery, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Wilson said even though Malin is considered a non-violent offender, the state immediately put its alert system into effect.
"Anytime a work release inmate leaves their job site and is not accounted for, we activate our alert system just like we would if it was someone from a secure perimeter because we're looking for him. He's not accounted for, and we put the information out that he is not where he's supposed to be," explained Wilson.
This latest walk away comes less than a month after Timothy Buffington escaped from his work assignment on June 21st.