OPSO Searching for Escaped Work Release Inmate

UPDATE: On May 4th, Ronald Lassere was taken into custody in Ascension Parish. Acting on a tip, deputies located the suspect in an apartment complex where he was eventually arrested without incident.


The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating escapee Ronald David Lassere Jr., 32yo, W/M, 5’7″, 180lbs, Brown Hair/Brown Eyes.

Lassere was in the work release program when he walked away from his job on Jackson Street in Monroe.

On Today’s date, Lassere was spotted by Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office when he then fled on foot. Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office, LSP, and other surrounding agencies are currently conducting a search for Lassere.

Lassere was last seen wearing an LSU cap, orange shirt, khaki shorts, green socks and also had a green shirt in his possession.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Lassere, please contact the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318.435.4505 or the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318.329.1200.

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