Dallas Inmate Who Escaped Detention Facility Nabbed At Motel

DALLAS, TX — An inmate who escaped from a Dallas detention facility has been found — and he wasn’t alone. Daniel Brown, 28, was assigned as a trusty to work in the kitchen area at the Suzanne Kays Detention Facility, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post.

Brown went missing Sunday morning during an inmate count. Investigators thought he may have escaped through a dock area.

Authorities said he was found later that day and arrested at a motel in Grand Prairie, along with a "female accomplice." The sheriff’s office previously said he may be traveling with Dieasha Owens in a 2018 black Acura TLX, but didn’t immediately confirm she was with him at the motel.

Dallas police officers arrested Brown in March on five property theft charges of between $2500 and $30,000. Each charge had a bond set of $50,000. Brown also had "several holds on him," the sheriff’s office said.

"Brown had a hold for the Missouri Parole Board for parole violation, a hold for TDC State Jail for a Theft charge and a hold for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on a Theft by Check under $30,000 charge."

Investigators are reviewing security footage to determine exactly how and when he escaped.

The facility, also known as South Tower, is located at 111 West Commerce St. near Trinity River. The sheriff’s department website says it is the department’s first direct supervision facility, meaning detention officers work inside the housing unit with inmates.

The facility, built a decade ago, can hold about2,300 inmates.

Photo credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

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