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US Marshals looking for escapee in BR

1 year ago April 11, 2014 Apr 11, 2014 Friday, April 11 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014 2:17:41 PM CDT in News
Source: US Marshal's Office
By: Brian Waldrep

BATON ROUGE - Authorities searched an area of Baton Rouge after reportedly spotting an escapee from Ouachita Parish.

Members of the U.S. Marshal's Office said Jamie Sam, 33, walked away from a DOC work release program on March 29.

Investigators said they'd received a tip Sam was in Baton Rouge, and spotted him at a home on Wells Street. Authorities searched the area but said Sam evaded them.

Police dogs, a helicopter, as well as other officers are assisting in the search.

Sam was serving time for a 2012 conviction of marijuana possession with intent to distribute.

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