Authorities are searching for an escaped Middle River Regional Jail inmate

AUGUSTA COUNTY — Deputies from Augusta County and Highland County were searching for an escaped inmate Tuesday afternoon near the county line on US 250, according to a news release.

Shawn W. Gwinn, 34, who was being held at the Middle River Regional Jail, escaped when he was returned to the jail after his arraignment in Highland County.

Authorities said Gwin was in a Highland County deputy’s car when he reportedly kicked the window.

The jail lists Gwynn as 6 feet 3 inches tall and 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing an orange prison jumpsuit.

“Sean Gwynn escaped from law enforcement custody. If you see him, notify law enforcement immediately. Do not approach Mr. Gwynn,” said Sheriff Ronald Wimmer of the Highland County Sheriff’s Office.

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