STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped while on work release in Augusta County.
Officials say 28-year-old Joshua Ansell and 36-year-old Shawn Barb walked away while working at the county landfill on Wednesday morning.
The Virginia Department of Corrections says the men are assigned to Cold Springs Field Unit 10. They are not armed or considered dangerous.
State Police are assisting the Augusta County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Corrections with the search on the ground, in the air and with police dogs. A sighting was reported along Route 11 near Staunton about one hour after they escaped.