CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (WIAT) — Authorities in Talladega County are searching for an escaped work release inmate Tuesday morning.

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), 27-year-old Pershon O’Neal Pettway escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center around 3:32 a.m. on Tuesday. Pettway is described as 6’1″ and 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local police or the ADOC at 1-800-831-8825.

Pettway is serving a two-year sentence for second-degree receiving stolen property. He was convicted out of Pike County in November 2022.