Franklin Co. Prison Escapee Caught

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said that authorities captured 20-year-old Keibron Brock Tuesday.

According to Thomas, authorities suspected Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on State Route 59 in Franklin County 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.

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

After his escape, Thomas said Brock allegedly stole a 2006 gray Cadillac CTS from a home near the jail.

Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputies found that vehicle last Friday night abandoned in the parking lot of a church in Bowersville.

Lookouts were put out for Brock in Georgia and South Carolina and the public’s help was solicited to help find him.

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

At the time of his escape, 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.