David Kyle, 49, left his assigned job location at the Red Eagle Work Center near Montgomery at around 5:15 p.m., the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said. Kyle was an inmate at the minimum-security facility.
Kyle was last seen wearing his state-issued uniform. He was described as 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.
Kyle was sentenced to 99 years in prison in April 2000 for a murder committed the previous year in Etowah County.
He was denied bail in March 2020 after serving 21 years and 3 months of his sentence, the Gadsden Times reported at the time.
ADOC listed Kyle’s custody type as "minimum-out," which it defines as an inmate that does not pose a significant risk to himself or to others and is suitable to be assigned off-property work details without the direct supervision of correctional officers.
Authorities asked anyone with information about the whereabouts of Kyle to contact ADOC at 1-800-831-8825.