The Alabama Department of Corrections says escapee David Kyle that has been on the run for the past week was not in work release when he left his assigned job last Saturday.
An ADOC spokesman said in an email to Al.com that David Kyle was not eligible for work release due to the nature of his conviction.
Kyle, 49, was assigned to Montgomery’s Red Eagle Work Center when he left his assigned job location about 5:15 p.m. last Saturday. He has not yet been recaptured. He is described as a black male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.
Inmates housed at Red Eagle can work in the community unsupervised but must remain in uniform and are supervised at approved work details.
According to the ADOC, Kyle met the criteria for working there by being within three years of his parole date. He had a clear disciplinary history, and this resulted in his classification as a minimum-out inmate. That permitted him to be housed at Red Eagle Community Work Center.
Will continue to update on this story as more developments unfold.