July 29th, 2001
After being moved to a pre-release prison camp in Helena, Mont., Kimball worked as a cashier at an EZ Stop gas station, reporting back to the center at the end of each shift.
While working at the station alone on July 29, 2001, he steals $677 and hits the road in a stolen work truck.
Authorities in Montana’s Lewis & Clark County issue a warrant for his arrest on felony escape charges.
Leo Gallagher, the county attorney there, would repeatedly push for Kimball’s arrest on the escape charge, but the FBI consistently asks for delayed hearings.