Giles County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating two escaped inmates


The Giles County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that around 9:00 a.m on Jan. 5, two inmates, John Kenneth Haynes and Ronald Eugene Dalton II, escaped custody from a work detail in the 300 block of Thomas Drive in Pearisburg.

Haynes and Dalton are believed to have stolen a vehicle in the vicinity of the detail and left the area. Haynes is a 45 year-old white male from Cana, Virginia. He is approximately 6’0 tall and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Haynes also has a prosthetic leg.

Dalton is a 36 year-old white male from Dugspur, Virginia. He is approximately 6’02” and 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Both were last seen wearing Carhartt style work overalls and Carhartt style coats. Haynes and Dalton are currently wanted for grand larceny and escape.

The stolen vehicle is described as a silver 2006 Ford Taurus with tinted windows bearing Virginia license plates 140540L. Anyone who comes into contact with Haynes or Dalton is advised to use caution and contact 911.

The pictures attached show Dalton and Haynes (in that order) and video surveillance of the two with the stolen vehicle in the background.”

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