Clermont - A state prison inmate escaped from a work squad Wednesday afternoon.
Minimum custody inmate, Michael Anderson (DC# 372912) was assigned to an outside Florida Department of Transportation work squad. The squad had returned to the DOT yard in Leesburg for lunch when at approximately 12:15 pm, he was discovered missing.
Anderson was incarcerated at Lake Correctional Institution at Clermont. He was serving a 10 year sentence out of Orange County for burglary of a dwelling (4 counts), grand theft (2 counts), grand theft firearm, trafficking in stolen property and providing false information to pawnbroker. His tentative release date was November 1, 2008.
The Department of Corrections and local law enforcement are searching for Anderson. Anyone who sees him should call 911.
For a photo and further background information on Anderson, visit the inmate population information search or the press release page on our website at www.dc.state.fl.us.