UPDATE: Pontotoc minister Rock due for Kentucky prison

By Patsy R. Brumfield

Daily Journal

PONTOTOC – Minister Jody Mac Rock will report to a Kentucky federal prison Nov. 18, the U.S. Court has directed his attorney.

Rock, 36, of Pontotoc County was indicted and pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to depriving two motorists of their civil rights when he was an Ecru police officer in 2008.

He admitted he made deals with two drivers to accept cash in exchange for not giving them traffic citations.

The report letter states he will turn himself in at the Ashland, Ky., correctional facility by 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

He also is required to perform 100 hours of community service.

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock sentenced him to a year in prison.

The prison location is a decision by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

  • barney fife

    The bad cop is also a preacher man. Isn’t that serving two masters?

  • Angry family member!

    I would just like to sincerely thank the newspaper here for the wonderful news reporting! You know each time this story is reported….it’s quite funny how the “truth” is never brought out or that the money was turned in to the Ecru City Hall. Amazing! Stories that should honestly be brought out into public containing real pertinent information about those that commit real crimes, do not ever get brought up as many times as this case has, and I am frankly sick of it!

    • Winston Smith

      Well that really doesn’t excuse the behavior does it? I don’t mean to be combative, I’m sorry that a family member of yours is going to jail, but he was basically using his position of authority to extort innocent people. Did he turn the money in before or after he was charged?

      • Angry family member!

        The money was turned in the following day after the incident occurred. I am not saying that he was in the right here, but I also do not think that he should have been sentenced to prison for this crime, when people are walking free that are rapists, drunkards, arsonists, murderers, pedophiles, etc. By far am I a perfect person, but I know that he would do anything to help anyone, and we stand by him and support him every step of the way. People make mistakes, but was this crime heinous enough to be sent to the Federal prison? I surely do not think so.