Authorities locate local work release inmate


East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) –


DOC inmate Jacob Criner was arrested in Monroe on Wednesday, May 6.

EBRSO says, Criner “will be booked into jail in Monroe and charged with escape.”

These law enforcement agencies assisted the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in this case:

  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Monroe PD
  • Ouachita Parish SO
  • LSP fugitive task force
Picture courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office


Have you seen this man?

DOC inmate Jacob Criner has been missing since Sunday, May 3.

EBRSO says, “inmate Jacob Criner left the Work Release Facility located in Baton Rouge on foot without authorization.”

Authorities provided this description of Criner:

  • Last seen wearing dark colored style clothing. 
  • Black male, approximately 5’9″, approximately 170 lbs, with short black hair
  • A tattoo of what appears to be a cross between his eyebrows and multiple tattoos on his neck

Jacob Criner has been a member of the work release program since March.

The last place that Criner is known to have lived is in Monroe.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jacob Criner, please call your local law enforcement.

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