~ PVN staff report
LURAY, Aug. 19 — An inmate incarcerated at the Page County Jail walked away from work detail at the Page County fairgrounds on Wednesday.
“The fair associates requested Page County inmate labor in preparation to the upcoming fair event, in which we provided,” Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage stated in a written response to an inquiry from Page Valley News.
“At approximately 3:56 p.m., inmate Franklin Rose walked off from his assigned location to an adjacent field approximately 100 yards from fair grounds,” the sheriff reported. “At approximately 4:11 p.m. deputies located inmate Rose in a wooded area in close proximity between [the] fairgrounds and Hinton Road.”
Within 15 minutes of walking off of his work detail, Rose was placed back in custody without incident, according to Sheriff Cubbage.
“Inmate Rose is being held on pending charges, awaiting court proceedings, and has not been convicted or adjudicated from any,” the sheriff stated. “This incident is still under investigation by Page County Sheriff’s Department.”
An online search of cases in Page County Circuit Court did not reveal any case information for a Franklin Rose.
The brief escape on Wednesday afternoon marks the second such attempt this summer by an inmate at Page County Jail. On July 4, Adam Lee Hovey escaped police custody for about an hour when he “orchestrated an escape” while being transported back to the jail from Page Memorial Hospital. Hovey was apprehended in Warren County by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.