LEE COUNTY, Ark. – Officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections said that an inmate has escaped from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys.

According to the ADC, 38-year-old Samuel Hartman escaped Friday morning. ADC officials described Hartman as a white man standing 5 feet 9 inches and weighing 230 pounds.

Hartman has tattoos of a rose, heart, sword, “Forever & Always” and “Sam -N-Christine,” according to ADC officials.

ADC officials said that Hartman was serving a life sentence on rape charges out of Franklin County.