Dan River Prison Work Farm Offender Escapes


A minimum custody offender at the Dan River Work Farm walked away from an off-site job training class in Roxboro at 3:05 p.m. today.

Steven Orlando Barrett Jr. (1287647) was last seen in the vicinity of the closed Person County Prison (which is used as a satellite classroom), where Barrett was a taking an electrical wiring class.

Barrett, 28, is a 5-foot-8 black male who weighs 154 pounds. He has a scar near his right eye and religious-themed tattoos on his chest and both arms.

He was admitted to prison on Dec. 7, 2017, to serve a four-year, four-month prison term for convictions in Guilford County for failing to register as a sex offender and taking indecent liberties with a child. He was released on post-release supervision in June 2018, but returned to prison this past May for violating the terms of his release. Before his escape, his projected release date was Dec. 10, 2020.

Anyone who sees Barrett is asked to contact the Dan River Work Farm at 336-694-1583 or the Person County Sheriff’s Department at 336-597-0500.

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