Polk County authorities nab jail trusty an hour after he walks away from sheriff's office

Polk County authorities nab jail trusty an hour after he walks away from sheriff's office

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Authorities in Polk County caught a jail trusty an hour after he walked off the sheriff's office grounds Friday afternoon.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, John Lee Clark, 50, was working as a trusty at the county's jail when he walked off the sheriff's office grounds at about 3:12 p.m. Friday.

With the help of the Livingston Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Polk County District Attorney's Office and Americare EMS, PCSO established a quick perimeter around the area, and Clark was captured without incident at 4:12 p.m.

Clark was being held at the Polk County Jail on four charges – evading arrest with a previous conviction, theft of property between $750 and $2,500, theft between $100 and $750, and theft of property. A felony escape while arrested or confined charge was added after he was captured.

Collectively, Clark's bail amount has been set at $28,000.

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