Police searching for escaped work-release inmate in Valley Park-area

Jamie Sam (Source: Department of Corrections)
Jamie Sam (Source: Department of Corrections)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Law enforcement officers are actively searching for an escaped inmate who is believed to be in the Valley Park-area.

Officials say the Fugitive Task Force is searching for Jamie Sam, 33. He is wanted by the Louisiana Department of Corrections because he escaped from the work-release program in Ouachita Parish on March 29, 2014.

Sam is serving a 10-year sentence for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. His sentenced started in 2012.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is assisting with the search.

We will continue to update this story with more information as soon as it becomes available.

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