Offender sought after leaving Alpha House

2014-05-15T06:43:00Z 2014-05-18T11:30:04Z Offender sought after leaving Alpha HouseGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
May 15, 2014 6:43 am  • 

Alternatives Inc., and the Montana Department of Corrections are seeking the public's help in locating Franklin Whiteman, who walked away from Alpha House on Wednesday. 

Whiteman was placed on escape status at 6 p.m after leaving the men's community corrections center at 104 N. 31st St., according to a press release from Alternatives.

Whiteman was sentenced for assault, assault with a weapon, burglary, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, forgery and revocation in Yellowstone County in February 2012. 

Whiteman has been at Alpha House since November 2013. 

He is described as a 30-year-old American Indian, 6-foot, 3-inches tall, weighing 214 pounds. He was last seen wearing jean shorts, a white, long-sleeved T-shirt, with a red T-shirt over it and a black/gray baseball cap. He was carrying a dark-colored backpack. 

The public should contact police and should not approach Whiteman, as he is facing a 10-year sentence for felony escape. 

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