Hope House resident arrested after allegedly absconding from facility


A Hope House resident is back in custody after allegedly absconding from the facility last month.

30-year-old Jamarcus Knox was booked into the Johnson County Jail at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. According to arrest records, just before 9:30pm on September 20th a Hope House residential officer tried to call Knox, who had signed out to an approved furlough location. Multiple calls went unanswered. Knox eventually called back, saying he’d been asleep. Knox was told to report back to the Holiday Road facility by midnight, but never returned.

Knox is charged with Absence From Custody. If convicted he faces a maximum of one year in jail.

Online records show Knox has a history of absconding from custody, as well as multiple previous domestic assault and theft convictions. He was also the getaway driver during a robbery at Hills Bank in Hills in 2014.