From Franklin County Sheriff’s Office –On Saturday, August 29th, 2020 a group of trustee inmates were attending a program on the Sheriff’s Office complex. Upon the completion of the program, the group was returning to the jail facility when inmate Curtis Eugene Sparks fled the group on foot.Law enforcement began immediate and continued searches of the area, including the use of dronesand scene detection canines. Searches continued throughout the night and into Sunday.On Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at approximately 6:00pm, Curtis Sparks was located in the area of Power Dam Road in Franklin County. He was taken into custody without incident and has been charged with Felony Escape. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wants to extend a thank you to the following agencies for their assistance and support throughout this incident: US Marshals, Virginia State Police, Rocky Mount Police Department, and Franklin County Public Safety. The collaboration with these agencies ensured a quick and safe conclusion.
Previous: This case is still active and ongoing for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the US Marshals, Rocky Mount Police Department and Virginia State Police. It is still requested that the public keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity or possible sighting of Sparks to law enforcement immediately.
(August 29th, 2020) –On Saturday, August 29 a group of trustee inmates were attending a program on the Sheriff’s Office complex. Upon the completion of the program, the group was returning to the jail facility when inmate Curtis Eugene Sparks fled the group on foot. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mount Police Department began an immediate search of the area, including the use of drones and scent detection canines, but have been unable to locate Sparks. Sparks is serving a sentence as a non-violent offender and is known to frequent Henry County and Botetourt County. He is a white male approximately 6ft tall, 170lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, and is last known to be wearing a white shirt and blue pants.The subject has tattoos on both arms and his neck.This is an active, ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Curtis Sparks, immediately contact local law enforcement or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 540-483-3000