A prison inmate assigned to the Pine Bluff Unit walked off his work-release assignment, which was off prison grounds, at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and a search is underway for him.

A prison inmate assigned to the Pine Bluff Unit walked off his work-release assignment, which was off prison grounds, at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and a search is underway for him.


Prison spokeswoman Cathy Frye said Jason Satterfield, 44, took $190 from Whitten Concrete, 2703 W. Second Ave., where he was a work release inmate, then left the business in a 1990 white Ford F-30 flatbed truck. The truck was displaying Arkansas license plate number B295511, and Frye said it had a half tank of gas.


Satterfield was serving a 15-year prison sentence for violating the Arkansas Hot Check Law in Pulaski County, and Frye said he had prior convictions for forgery and fraud from Pulaski and White counties.


He is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 169 pounds with a scar on the front of his head.


His last known address was 2800 E. Dixon Road in Little Rock.


According to the ADC website, Satterfield arrived in prison on May 4, 2010, and would have been eligible to apply for parole on April 22, 2017.


Frye said prison officials are not sure where Satterfield might be heading and have notified all of his known associates.


The Arkansas State Police have also been notified and are patrolling the highways looking for the truck.


"We’re not sure he has left the Pine Bluff area, but we’re looking further out as well," Frye said.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call 911.