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Police searching for convicted killer who escaped home incarceration

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are looking for a Louisville man convicted of murder.

The commonwealth's attorney's office has confirmed that Andreious Stokes was on home incarceration when he skipped his sentencing hearing.

Stokes was convicted of robbing and killing Anthony Hambric in May of 2013.

Judge Olu Stevens approved the agreement that allowed Stokes to remain free on home incarceration.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Shelly Alvey said she thinks the home incarceration program was appropriate for Stokes. "[It] was part of an agreement reached between myself and the defense counsel, which the judge approved," Alvey said.

She said Stokes escaped early Tuesday morning, just a day before he was supposed to be in court for sentencing. 

"I do feel that he's a danger because I know a lot about his history and I know a lot about him and him not being in custody gives the Commonwealth a great deal of concern," Alvey said.

According to an arrest warrant, Stokes and two other men who knew Anthony Hambric demanded that he give them his drugs and his money. Police say Hambric told them he didn't have either, and that's when Stokes and his two accomplices began kicking him multiple times.

When Hambric tried to escape, police say the suspects pushed him to the ground and continued the attack. Hambric was taken to University Hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Officials at metro corrections say his last known address is on 42nd Street , but that's not where he was when he cut off his ankle bracelet.

"I have no idea where he is," Alvey said. "I wouldn't suspect he would leave Louisville. He doesn't have many ties outside of Louisville."

Prosecutors were going to recommend a 20-year sentence for Stokes but an escape charge will be an extra two years. He also has a robbery charge from 2010.

Anthony Hambric's sister, Theresa, said she can hardly stand knowing Stokes is no longer in custody. 

"I couldn't do nothing but scream," Theresa said. "It scares me because he should have never been let out."

She believes Stokes is a danger to others. 

"He's been charged with manslaughter, but it's murder to us. He cost a life," she said. "We want justice. We want Stokes caught." 

Anyone with information on Stokes' whereabouts is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD (574-5673).

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