CLEVELAND — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the US Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force today unveiled an age-progression photograph of a wanted, violent fugitive who escaped from an Ohio prison more than 30 years ago.
A forensic artist with the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) created the age-progression image of Gordon Lambert, who would now be 63 years old, in an effort to generate new leads on his whereabouts.
Lambert was 32 years old in 1987 when he escaped from the Orient Correctional Institution in Pickaway County. The Cuyahoga County man was serving a sentence of six to 25 years on charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault on a peace officer when he broke out of prison.
“This man has an extensive criminal history, and he should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Attorney General DeWine. “Our forensic artist created this image to give residents an idea of what he might look like today, and we urge everyone to take a very good look. He has ties to Cleveland and Florida, but he could be living anywhere.”
“Any piece of the puzzle that a tipster can provide could get our deputies to Lambert’s front door,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of the Northern District of Ohio. “We are hoping that this new age-enhanced photo is the key.”
Gordon Lambert is 5’9” and has blue eyes. He had brown hair at the time of his escape, although it may be gray today. He may be going by a different name.
A public bulletin issued by BCI’s Criminal Intelligence Unit can be found here. The bulletin was sent today to every law enforcement agency in Ohio and to fusion centers across the United States.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Gordon Lambert should not approach him. Those with information should call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 866-492-6833. The task force is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest.
This is the third age-progression photograph created by BCI’s forensic artist. An image of a woman missing from Parma since 1990 was released in November 2017 and an image of a woman missing from Zanesville since 1985 was released in July.