Police patrol Mountain Rd in Bradley County where Gammill; search continues for Callaway. Photo by Dan Kennedy/WRCBtv.com
BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: The search has ended for Bradley County fugitive Howard Calloway.
Calloway was apprehended Wednesday night around 6:30 by the U.S. Marshall's Service assisted by the Bradley County Sheriff's Office on White Oak Road after attempting to flee on foot.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Bradley County Sheriff's Department told Channel 3 April Gammill was arrested around 7:30 Tuesday morning on Mountain Road.
Several calls were placed to 911 operators from the Mountain Road area, where the vehicle was abandoned. They reported a woman wandering around, carrying a dog.
When police arrived, they determined the woman was Gammill, and took her into custody.
Gammill was found near the Harrison Pike and Bancroft Road intersection where the original events took place Monday.
"The residents in that area were being very watchful which is very helpful to us," said Bob Gault of the Bradley County Sheriff's Department.
Gault said there's plenty of places to hide in the rural area of the county.
"This is a very heavily wooded area," he said. "On the foot of White Oak Mountain on the Bradley County side of the Hamilton County-Bradley County line ... This is very rural, people are sparse and own large areas of acreage."
Howard Callaway is still at large. Gault said he was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and khaki-colored pants.
Channel 3 will update this story as new information develops.
PREVIOUS STORY: The search continues for two fugitives in Bradley County after a traffic stop that led to a county-wide manhunt.
Police say a TBI agent stopped a vehicle around noon. The driver then attempted to run over the officer, and fled the scene at the intersection of Harrison Pike and Bancroft Road.
The officer was attempting to serve warrants on 32 counts of aggravated burglary when the incident occurred.
Police say the agent, who was unharmed, fired his service weapon and chased after the vehicle.
The two suspects then drove their car into a field, and fled on foot.
Mountain Road off Harrison Pike was closed Monday except for residential traffic.
We spoke to one resident who said she'd never had problems on her street and she hopes once the fugitives are found, that they'll never have problems again.
"I've been down visiting with my family with my grandchildren," said Sherrye Costka.
Costka was returning home from an extended trip, when police met her at the end of her street asking for ID.
"I just never thought about it not being safe," said Costka.
She was surprised to find out two fugitives; Howard Callaway and April Gammill were running around in the woods near her home.
"I had a couple of texts back and forth with my husband and he didn't mention anything about it. So I don't think he's noticed anything is happening," said Costka.
It now has her concerned for her safety.
"It's a little scary not knowing if they're armed or not. That makes it even more so," said Costka.
Costka says she and her husband live near the end of their road and will be taking extra precautions until Callaway and Gammill are brought into custody.
"I'm going to start paying more attention to what I'm doing, like making sure if I'm in the back of the house that the front doors are locked and no one could get into my house that I didn't know," said Costka.
"Never that I've been aware of has there ever been any problems out here," she said.
Costka hopes after the fugitives are found, there won't be any more.
"It's been so pleasant for the past five years I've not thought about criminals running around up there," said Costka.
Police say Callaway is described as a white male standing at 6'0 and is 200 pounds with a tattoo on his right shoulder.
Gammill is described as a white females standing at 5'8 and 155 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
She also has a tattoo on her wrist.
If you have any information on their whereabouts, you are encouraged to call the Bradley County Sheriff's department.