Friday, April 1, 2016

Suspect Sought in James River Death Investigation

April 1, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are looking for a man who provided false identification during their investigation of a drowning that occurred earlier this week in the James River. Harold Guy Warner, 28, of New York state is also being sought by the Hornell, N.Y. Police Department in connection with the explosion of a methamphetamine laboratory in that town in February.

Last Tuesday, Warner was interviewed by RPD detectives shortly after he was rescued during an incident in which his companion, Amy Sue Briscoe, 36, of New York State, drowned in the James River. At that time, Warner provided identification that indicated he was Jeffrey Allen White. After being treated for severe hypothermia, he was discharged from a local hospital.

A few hours later, as RPD detectives continued their investigation, they were able to determine Warner’s real identity; and that he and Briscoe were being sought on drug and endangerment charges in the state of New York.

Warner is described as a white male, 5’ 8” tall, 150 pounds, with a tattoo of the New York City skyline showing the Twin Towers on his left chest. He may be staying in a homeless encampment along the James River.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Harold Guy Warner may contact Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous. Or they may contact the Hornell, N.Y. Police Department at (607) 324-2860.