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Inmate escapes from Elba Work Release

Brian Steven Roberts

Brian Steven Roberts

The Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate who escaped while working in Elba Wednesday.

Brian Steven Roberts, 41, walked off from HB & G Building Products, Inc. at about 5:45 p.m.

He was participating in a work farm as part of the Elba Work Release program.

Roberts was sentenced last May to a three-year term for possession of a controlled substance, according to a media release from the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Bryan Weed of the Troy Police Department said Roberts is a nonviolent offender originally from Tuscaloosa.

“He was last seen in Montgomery,” Weed added.

Roberts is a white man with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5’10” and weighs 180 pounds. He is currently wearing civilian clothes.

Anyone who sees Roberts is asked to call 800-831-8825 or a local law enforcement agency.