Public asked for help finding Maxwell escapee

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The public is being asked for help in finding an inmate who escaped from Maxwell Air Force Base on Thursday, December 17.

Russell Lawayne Montague, 38, escaped from the Federal Prison Camp around 4:45pm that day. Montague fled the camp on foot and stole a 1990 white Dodge van owned by the US Air Force.

The van's license plate is an Air Force plate numbered S-V-0-7-2.

Montague was serving a 180 month sentence stemming from a drug and firearms conviction that he received out of Jackson, MS and was assigned to the camp in 2008.

Montague is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 245 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Should anyone have contact or see Montague they should call the US Marshals Service at 334-657-0559 immediately or notify law enforcement in their area.