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Once on the TBI top 10, now sentenced to 10 years for sexual offenses

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Rick James Brock - 2017 HCDC arrest

A Claiborne County man once on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted was sentenced recently by Judge Shayne Sexton Claiborne Criminal Court.


In 2016 then 51 year old Rick James Brock, of New Tazewell was listed on the Top 10 Most Wanted for four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and four counts of rape of a child in Claiborne County, Tennessee.


Brock was arrested Thursday, Jan. 28 of 2016 after a Laurel County Sheriff’s Department special response unit found him hiding behind a refrigerator in his brothers’ residence on East 5th Street.


At the sheriff’s office Brock became combative, allegedly assaulted an officer attempting to escape the building, but was finally brought under control. At the time, he was charged with resisting arrest, assault – 3rd degree, and escape – 3rd degree, he plead guilty to those charges in February of 2016. He was sentenced to 30 days for resisting, 30 days for an amended fourth-degree assault of a police officer charge, and 30 days for third degree attempted escape which ran concurrent with one another.


He was extradited back to Claiborne County, Tennessee on February 10, 2016. While out on bond in Tennessee, Brock went on the run. According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, on September 20, 2017 Trooper Sidney Wagner and Trooper Brandon Burton - from KSP Post 10 Harlan - received information that a wanted person from Tennessee was at a local business on KY 38 in Harlan County. The Troopers responded and located Brock who had an active “fugitive from another state” warrant against him.


Brock was taken into custody and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. He was returned to the Claiborne County jail on September 26, 2017 where he stayed and is presently incarcerated.


Now 55 year old Brock, charged with three counts of violation of the Child Protection Act, has been sentenced to an effective 10 years confinement on all counts of aggravated sexual battery. He had 762 days of jail time already served as credit against the sentence. Judge Sexton ruled that Brock is to undergo community supervision for life and upon release, must adhere to the sexual offender registration policies.

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