Search Continues for Escaped Killer

CENTRE, AL - A convicted murderer who walked away from a work camp job in Childersburg on June 10th remains on the run today as authorities appeal for the public's help in the search.

The escapee, 54-year-old Herman Earl Adkison, was found guilty in 1987 of shooting Donald Austin "Duck" Hooper, then burying his

Cherokee County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tim Hays says authorities do not know if Adkison is armed, but he is considered dangerous. Hays says local officials have had help from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and authorities in the nearby Georgia counties of
Polk and Floyd. Adkison, who was sentenced to life in prison, recently had his appeal rejected by a federal judge.

Rumors and reported sightings of Adkison were plentiful around
the rural communities south and east of Centre. Hays says it is
possible that Adkison is receiving help from family or friends in
the area.