Escaped Franklin Co. Prisoner Captured

May 23, 2013

An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars – captured by authorities Tuesday.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said late Tuesday authorities suspected 20-yar old Keibron Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on SR59 and obtained a search warrant.

“After we obtained a search warrant, deputies searched the inside of his mother’s home and found Brock hiding in the attic,” Sheriff Thomas said late Tuesday. “He was taken into custody without incident.”

Last Friday morning, Brock managed to climb over the wall and razor wire of the Franklin County Detention Center in Carnesville and disappear.

Lookouts were put out for Brock in Georgia and South Carolina and also placed on the home of Brock’s mother.

Thomas said investigators knew Brock’s mother was not living in the house and when they saw lights going on and off, they suspected he might be hiding out there.

Thomas credits the help Tuesday of multiple law enforcement agencies with Brock’s capture.

“Of course Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators, deputies with the U.S. Marshal’s office in Macon, GA, troopers from the Georgia State Patrol Toccoa Post and Athens Post, Georgia State Patrol helicopter team, the MANS unit, Canon Police Department, Motor Carriers Compliance Division and officers from Alto State Prison were also on scene.”

At the time of his escape, the 20-year old Brock was being held in the Franklin County Detention Center without bond awaiting trial on several charges, including burglary, armed robbery, and aggravated assault going back to last summer and fall.

Thomas said Brock now faces more charges, including escape and auto theft motor vehicle.

Thomas said the investigation into Brock’s escape continues and more arrests are possible.

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