Wanted Ft Worth Child Predator Found Dead in SC

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Brent Allen Jozefkowicz

Four arrested for helping convicted sex offender escape, police say

Ft Worth, Texas – A 48-year-old registered sex offender that slipped out of a Fort Worth halfway house Aug. 4 has been found dead in South Carolina and four people have been arrested in connection with assisting in his escape, the Texas Department of Public Safety says.

The DPS said the Myrtle Beach Police Department informed them that Brent Allen Jozefkowicz was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot on Saturday morning. Positive identification was made late Monday by authorities in South Carolina.

Jozefkowicz, the DPS said, removed his ankle monitor on Aug. 4, left the Fort Worth halfway house and hadn’t been seen since. The DPS said at the time that Jozefkowicz was “considered at high risk to re-offend.”

The DPS also said four people were arrested Tuesday morning for assisting Jozefkowicz in his escape and charged with hindering apprehension, a third-degree felony. Those arrested were 45-year-old Jon Ryan Evans, 51-year-old Teresa Kaye Shook, 54-year-old Russell Wayne Shook and 45-year-old Paula Pedigo.

The search and arrest warrants were issued by Tarrant County 396th District Court Judge George Gallagher and were executed by the DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, Hood County Sheriff’s Department, Fort Worth Police Department and Granbury Police Department.

Those arrested face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

3 thoughts on “Wanted Ft Worth Child Predator Found Dead in SC”

  1. I don’t understand why anyone in their right mind would help somebody escape a halfway house knowing they are receiving treatment. To top it off the guy was a sex offender at risk to reoffend! What kind of people justify this as okay? Since the child predator is deceased the courts should focus on the 4 people that assisted him in escaping and deserve the max sentence.

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