Escaped Elba inmate still at large

Published 4:00 am Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Officials are still searching for a work-release inmate who walked off the job on Troy on Monday.

Kevin Randolph Campbell was spotted near a residence in the area of Alabama Highway 87 at around 10 p.m. Monday, but he continued to elude arrest on Tuesday.

“The department of corrections continues to work with the local, county and state law enforcement officials in the apprehension of Campbell,” said Bob Horton, public information officer with the Coffee County Department of Corrections. “At this time, he still at large.”

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Campbell, who was serving a life sentence, is one of three Elba Work Release Center inmates who escaped between Friday and Monday. Officials said Campbell left his job assignment in Troy at around 2:15 p.m. Monday. While Campbell had been spotted in the Troy area later that day, Horton said officials believe Campbell has made his way back to the Elba area.

“We believe he is around the Elba area,” Horton said.

Campbell had two prior felony convictions when he was convicted of second-degree burglary in in Baldwin County and was sentenced Sept. 14, 1999. State law required he be sentenced to 15-99 years. Officials said Campbell would have been eligible for parole in January, even though he had violated a 2009 parole.

Troy Police Department is also assisting in the location of Campbell. Lt. Bryan Weed, public information officer, said officers had been made aware of the situation and were continuing to assist the DOC.

“We hope that he is found and returned to the DOC as soon as possible,” Weed said. “Our officers have been made aware of the situation. We found out through a ‘be on the look out for’ they sent out, but they also sent out a statewide BOLO with his information.”

Randolph, 38 years, is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who sees him is asked to contact Alabama Department of Corrections with any information that may lead to his recapture at (800) 831-8825.