Fannin Co. inmate escapes custody

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, TX - The Fannin County Sheriff's Office is looking for an inmate who escaped a work detail this morning.

Law enforcement tells us 45-year-old Jimmy Lee Brock was working alongside FM 1396 near Honey Grove around 8:30 this morning when he stole an employee's car, a 2008 gold Chevy Impala with handicapped Texas plates LP9-DPKZ.

Brock is described as a white man, about 5' 8" tall and weighs about 160 pounds with many tattoos. He was last seen wearing an orange jumpsuit and brown jacket and possibly had a tan shirt under the jumpsuit. He's due in court tomorrow on a charge of evading arrest and also faces animal cruelty charges in a trial set for next month.

According to C.E.C. jail staff, at the time of his disappearance Brock was a part of the Inmate Worker program, and he had been for approximately 2 months with no problems. C.E.C. is a private jail that contracts with Fannin County to hold inmates.

If you've seen this vehicle or Jimmy Lee Brock, you're asked to call the Fannin County Sheriff's Office at 903-583-2143.


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  • by hg native on Feb 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
    Thank you citizen. I have lived in honey grove over 40 yrs and our police departmnt has never been better. I have seen with my own eyes the kind of man mark johnson is. He does many things no one ever hears about. I know he takes money from his own pocket to help people down on there luck. He will buy food for homeless people comin through town snd i saw him put one in his truck and take him to paris. Mark is a christian family man and really wants to make a diffrence. No kid will ever do without food or clothes if him or his wife know about it. This is the kind of man i want to be around
  • by citizen on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:41 PM
    First of all, this article was not about the sheriff election but since some of you made it about the Foster campaign, here is my opinion. Balancing a budget and pay raises for the officers are important but more important is the response and attitudes the citizens of the county receive when they need the services of the office. That is where a change us needed!!!! Mr. Johnson is the man for that task. He will make a positive change for the citizens. I for one have had dealings with both Johnson and Foster. Mark Johnson all the way!!!!!!
  • by Yesss Location: Fannin Co. on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    Once again! This is not a Sheriff Foster issue. It is a CEC issue which was voted "in" by the people of the county. Donnie Foster has done a great job stepping in when the position was vacated. Look what he has done in a year and a half. He is on the right track and given four more years he will be even more positive for the department and the people of Fannin County. Nothing against Mark and his family, it is just not the right time to make a change at the Sheriff's position which is why I stand behind keeping Foster as Sheriff!
  • by Meee on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:46 PM
    Why must does everything have to be a personal attack on someone? My dad is Mark and he has never done anything except for work hard and put all of his effort in to being the best police officer possible. A master peace officer is a big accomplishment and I very proud of him. This event is unfortunate and should not be used as an opportunity to attack the character of a person you do not know. Please stop with the attacks on my dad and Donnie. Thank you.
  • by just me Location: fannin county on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:32 PM
    So is ANYONE surprised by this???? People missing, unsolved murder, etc...want to commit a crime and get away with it??? Do it in Fannin County. Sure hope he shows up at MY place because The Judge would take care of him!!
  • by M Location: Texoma on Feb 22, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    Would Like to know where Assistant Warden Ray was and what his responsibility was in allowing this man to be outside of the jail. He is the one that actually runs Fannin County Jail. The Sheriff is the ultimate responsibility, however he does not have day to day responsibility - along with CEC. Sounds like a BIG Liability issue to CEC and County that signs the contract.
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      by Seriously on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:48 PM in reply to M
      The classification system is ran by the Lt. They are the ones who say who can and can't be a trustee. You need to look at who was in charge of that and why they failed to hold him to the same standards as others.
  • by Anon Location: Fannin County on Feb 22, 2012 at 01:33 PM
    What does it matter if Mark is a master peace officer? It only requires 20 years and around a 1000 training hours. This is not impressive by any means and can be had by just keeping up your standard ce hours. Master or not Donnie had proven he can keep a balance budget while giving his men the pay increase they need.
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      by Peggy on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:44 PM in reply to Anon
      ^^^^ amen Anon! Foster needs to be Sheriff! Just ask must of the citizens. They like Foster and what he is doing to better the sheriff's office!
  • by think about it on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    I am glad he took that car. Maybe he will go off in the woods and off himself. I am glad no one at he county barn was not taken hostage or hurt. Everyone just need to pray and hope nothing bad comes of this because lives taken cannot be replaced. I will agree the jail and prison systems are a joke in Texas, but you can thank our government all the way to the white house for that!
  • by Disgusted Location: Bonham on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:11 AM
    It is disturbing that the true facts of a case are not shared with the public. And the car was a secretarys! Anyone else wonder why her car was unlocked and the keys were readily available? The stolen car was not that of the officer assigned to watch the inmate. Yes there is fault and blame to be laid but, single out the actual responsible party or parties and punish that person(s). And what an idiot is he to add a greater charge to his record? Once he is caught prison not county jail is where he is headed! I can't fault the media too much, but report the FACTS of the case and not just twist it to make the jail look bad. And no, I am not an officer or county employee, but I do know several people close to the situation!
  • by TexasGirl Location: Savoy on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:33 AM
    This guy is a loose cannon literly, when he gets drunk or on drugs which he can't stay away from he gets violent. He has beat up his girlfriend and stolen her car and the cops just slap his wrists and take him back home. He gets really drunk and breaks a kittens neck because hes mad and they finally realise he has a warrent and arrest him. He never should have been out of the cell! He is very dangerous now, with nothing to loose. So quit looking to blame someone and find the sorry sob.
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      by The Judge on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:41 PM in reply to TexasGirl
      The officers have nothing to do what happens in court. You need to speak to the DA and Judge Blake on the slap on the wrist. The FCSO turns the cases over to the DA and Judge! Go Foster!
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