East Baton Rouge deputies look for escaped work release inmate with ties to New Orleans area

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BATON ROUGE (WGNO) – Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish are searching for an inmate who didn’t return from his work release assignment Tuesday evening.

The inmate, 51-year-old Michael Gambino III, was serving time for burglary in New Orleans and arson in St. Tammany Parish.

He’s a white man, about 5-foot, 10 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000.

Photo courtesy East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office