RPD seeks man wanted for N.Y. meth lab explosion who provided false ID at James River drowning

(Photos: Richmond Police Department)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Detectives in Richmond are searching for a man who police say provided a false identification while they investigated a drowning in the James River that occurred on Tuesday, March 29.

28-year-old Harold Guy Warner 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, police say Warner was interviewed by RPD detectives shortly after he was rescued during an incident in which his companion, 36-year-old Amy Sue Briscoe, also 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 detectives continued their investigation, they determined Warner’s real identity and came to the conclusion 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 feet 8 inches 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 www.7801000.com. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous. Or they may contact the Hornell, N.Y. Police Department at (607) 324-2860.

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