Brock sent to Simpson County, Rucker to appear before the court after a failed escape

It is no secret that Nicholas Rucker and Paul Brock reportedly failed to escape the Whitley County Detention Center on Friday night, April 29.

The failed attempt led to more charges for both inmates while one has been sent away from Whitley County.

Brock and Rucker now face added charges of KIDNAPPING-ADULT and ESCAPE 1ST DEGREE-(IDENTIFY INSTITUTION)

Brock, 41, was recently sentenced to life in prison without parole in March for three counts of murder, one count of fetal homicide, and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

The victims, Mary Jackson, 74, and pregnant Tiffany Myers, 33, were reportedly found shot to death at Jackson’s Ellison Street residence in February 2018. Aaron "Biggs" Byers, 45, was later found in a shallow grave with gunshot wounds at a property Brock owned off Corinth Cemetery Road.

Rucker, 40, was indicted in 1998 by a Laurel County grand jury on murder charges involving the killing of his infant son. He was later sentenced to 20 years for the murder charge but was released 12 years later. In May 2019, Rucker was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Vicki S. Conner.

Since the failed attempt last Friday, Rucker remains at Whitley County Detention Center.

Brock has been transferred to Simpson County jail in Franklin, KY, with a bond amount of $75,000.

Rucker will appear before the Whitley County District Court on Monday, May 16, at  9 a.m.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

Photo of Rucker by Whitley Co. Detention Center, photo of Brock by Simpson Co. jail

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