Deputies Continue Search for Missing Inmate

By: Maria Satira
By: Maria Satira

Deputies are still looking for the inmate who escaped from Warren County Jail's Work Release Saturday afternoon.

The sheriff's office says Roy Dwayne Fincham was on his way to the jail when he took off.

Steve Barr, captain with Warren County Sheriff's Office, explained, "He had been in before and had been on work release. So we thought he was a good choice to start out as trustee, but I guess we were wrong."

Captain Barr says Fincham, was an inmate and Warren County Jail Trustee meaning, "They do jobs around the jail. They cook. They do the wash. They wash cars. They clean parking lots. Anything that's asked for them to do."

He was awaiting a trial for larceny and probation violation and had only been there for about two weeks.

"Mr. Fincham clocked out of the work release building to walk up to the jail to assume his duties in the kitchen. When he was going up, he ran off," continued Barr.

From the work release building, to the jail, it's only about 100 feet.

In Front Royal, Joyce Carper shared, "It just takes people like that that makes this town so bad. It's a good town. It's a good town."

Carper has lived in Warren County for 45 years. She says she sees the inmates in the work release program outside the jail all the time.

"That's what's scary. What else can you do? It only takes a minute," she continued.

That's about how long it took for deputies to realize Fincham was gone.

"He didn't show after a few minutes. They called down there and wanted to know where he was and that alerted us to the fact that he had ran," added Barr.

"I just hope they catch him," concluded Carper.

Captain Barr says they're working with a few leads. If you have any information, contact the Warren County Sheriff's Office. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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