Search underway for escaped inmate from Hamilton

Inmate Michael Aaron Orton

HAMILTON, Ala. (WIAT)- The Alabama Department of Corrections and law enforcement agencies have been notified of the escape of inmate Michael Aaron Orton from the Hamilton Community Work Center.

Orton was notified as missing after an institutional bed check. He was last seen Saturday around 11:30pm on his assigned bed wearing no shirt. He was not found after a search of the facility.

Orton is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

He was sentenced in Madison County August 24, 2012, to a ten-year sentence for manufacturing a controlled substance.

Anyone with information on Orton’s whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.

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