November 1, 2023

Dangerous Inmate Who Previously Escaped, Escapes Again In Lowndes County

Morgan Howard

An inmate is on the run in Lowndes County.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, just before 8 p.m., on Halloween night, two inmates escaped from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

One was captured moments later. The second suspect is still on the run.

Terry Leshaun Brooks, 42, cut his way out of a window and through a ventilation system then over one perimeter fence and under a second fence then escaped.

Brooks has previously escaped once before and was tracked down and captured by U.S. Marshals in St. Louis, Missouri.

During the arrest Brooks jumped from a second-story window and was in possession of a handgun and cocaine.

Brooks was then extradited back to Lowndes County where he was charged with Accessory After the Fact of First-Degree Murder in connection with the December 2020 homicide of Frank Edwards.

Brooks was also charged with Possession of Cocaine, Violation of Parole, Possession of a stolen Firearm and weapon possession by a felon.

Brooks is to be considered to be dangerous. Authorities are asking for the public’s help. If spotted, please call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office or 911.

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