Regarding the inmate that escaped from the Franklin County Jail, We are encouraging all residents that live in the area of the Sheriff’s Office and surrounding area to be sure to report anything suspicious and be aware when they come home if they notice any damage to their residence or If you suspect anything and need the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office contact 911 or 636-583-2560. Currently, at this time, Deputies, officers from numerous agencies and the Marshalls are actively searching the area for Ricky Johnson.
On today’s date at approximately 6 AM, A civilian kitchen staff member that works in the kitchen of the Franklin County Jail opened the rear door to enter the building. As she unlocked the door an inmate that was assigned as a kitchen trustee, identified as 37 year old white male Ricky A. Johnson, Jr. wearing blue pants and a white tee-shirt had ran out the door, running in a Northeast direction. Johnson is approximately 6’ tall, 160 lbs, Brown hair, Blue eyes with a goatee he area is currently being searched for the suspect. Johnson was being held for probation violations with the original charges stemming from receiving stolen property, property damage, burglary and stealing. Anyone with any information contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office 636-583-2560