Police searching for meth lab explosion suspect after woman drowns in James River

Posted at 1:36 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 17:13:18-04
Harold Guy Warner and Amy Sue Briscoe

Harold Guy Warner and Amy Sue Briscoe

RICHMOND, Va. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a man wanted in connection with their investigation into a woman’s drowning death in the James River earlier this week.

Detectives said 28-year-old Harold Guy Warner, of New York state, was also wanted by the Hornell, N.Y. Police Department in connection with a February meth lab explosion in the town.

His companion, 36-year-old Amy Sue Briscoe, also of New York State, drowned in the James.

After Warner was rescued from the river, he told  detectives his name was Jeffrey Allen White.

A few hours later, RPD detectives determined his true identity and learned he and Briscoe were being sought on drug and endangerment charges in  New York.

By that time, he had been treated for severe hypothermia and was released from the hospital.

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. Officials said he may be staying in a homeless camp long the river.

If you have information that could help police locate him, contact Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey 804-646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or at