BONHAM, TX. (AP) - A parolee who pleaded guilty to multiple charges less than two weeks after his escape from a North Texas jail has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Jimmy Lee Brock was awaiting trial on charges related to the alleged killing of his girlfriend's cat in November when he walked away from a Fannin County Jail work detail on Feb. 21. He was captured several days later when he returned to Bonham to visit his girlfriend at work.
Brock served 17 years for robbery before getting paroled in 2010. He said he escaped because he thought previous convictions were being held against him in the cat-killing case.
Brock pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 25 years on the escape charge and 20 years on animal cruelty and burglary charges.
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