Local Escapee Caught

Johnny Leon Meeks intake photo provided by the Coffee County Sheriff's Department

Johnny Leon Meeks intake photo provided by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department

Johnny Leon Meeks was due in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Meeks was in a holding cell around 10am when he kicked a door open and escaped.
Local law enforcement began searching for the escapee whose last known address was Deans Shop Rd in Estill Springs.
Coffee County authorities captured Meeks around 2pm Tuesday afternoon. Investigator James Sherrill said he would like to thank Franklin County officials for their assistance.
Meeks was being held on several charges including evading arrest, hit and run of a person, failure to report an accident and others. He is now facing additional charges.