State authorities search for escaped inmate

Edward Paul Powell web

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for Edward Paul Powell. They say he escaped from the Red Eagle Work Center in Montgomery around 2:20 Monday morning.

He’s described as a 46-year-old who stands 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 250 lbs.

Powell was serving a 20-year sentence for a theft of property incident in Houston County. He was sentenced in June of 2011.

If you have seen Powell, please call your local law enforcement agency or the Alabama Department of Corrections at (800) 831-8825.