Man charged with felony after walking away from work detail

John Lockett Jr. (Source: Forrest City Police Department)
John Lockett Jr. (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT)-  A man working off fines in Forrest City is charged with Felony Escape after leaving a work detail with police.

According to the Forrest City Police Department, John Lockett Jr. of Forrest City was charged Thursday.  Police state Lockett was working off misdemeanor fines from the St. Francis County District Court on November 29th when he walked away during a break.

In addition to the charge, police state Lockett will face prison time.

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