Escaped New River Valley Jail inmate found, arrested; two charged with helping him

State police and multiple agencies were involved in the search

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

Pulaski Police Department

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. - Pulaski police have just arrested the inmate who escaped from the New River Valley Jail several days ago. 

Police found Jeremy C. Bryan on Bunts Street in Pulaski around 10:30 a.m. Friday. According to police, he ran off when they found him, and they caught up to him about 20 minutes later. 

Bryan escaped while on work duty on Monday. He is a non-violent offender who was considered a low flight risk, so he was allowed to work unsupervised. 

Bryan faces one felony count of escaping without force, a count of obstruction of justice and one felony count of petit larceny.

More charges against Bryan are pending.

On Thursday, Virginia State Police arrested Pulaski County residents, Beverly Anne Nester and James Bryan, for their alleged involvement in Bryan's escape.

Nester was charged with obstructing legal process and being a principle in the second -egree in aiding an escapee. 

James Bryan was charged with obstructing legal process, making a false statement to law enforcement and aiding an escapee.   

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Bloodhounds are helping search for an escaped inmate in Dublin.

New River Jail inmate Jeremy C. Bryan, 42, escaped a work assignment on Cleburne Avenue around noon on Monday. 

Bryan was working on a trash truck. He is a non-violent offender who was considered a low flight risk, so he was allowed to work unsupervised. 

Giles County and Pulaski County deputies, Christiansburg police, and state troopers searched for him for about four hours on Monday, to no avail. 

Bryan will face a felony charge of escaping without force, obstruction of justice, and petit larceny. 

Anyone with information about Bryan's whereabouts is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 or by dialing #77 on a cellphone. You can also email Area24@vsp.virginia.gov. 

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