Work release inmate escapes in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who failed to return from a work release job at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities identified the inmate as Benjamin Earle Massie. Massie is described as 31 years old with blond hair and green eyes and weighing about 200 pounds.

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said Massie is from the Tidewater area and was in the jail under a program in which inmates may work in places far from where they were originally jailed. McEathron said no information was available on the charges that led to Massie’s incarceration.

Anyone with information on Massie’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Warren County Jail at 635-3109 or their local law enforcement agency.