UPDATE: Escapee Anthony Bell found in woman's apartment; she's charged as an accessory
UPDATE: A Chattanooga woman has been charged in connection with the escaped Hamilton County inmate Anthony Bell.
Bell escaped from custody while at Erlanger Sunday, and was found some 35 hours later on North Germantown Road. Multiple agencies were involved in the search for Bell.
Authorities found him at an apartment complex on Germantown Road, he wasn't alone. Lashonda Kirkwodd was arrested too.
Channel 3 tried to talk to residents in the apartment where Bell and Kirkwodd were found, but there was no answer at the door. Upstairs neighbor Tyrone McColloum gave us a description of Monday's events.
"They had their lights flashing and we knew they were going somewhere," said McColloum.
He said he didn't realize that his downstairs neighbors were capable of stowing away an escaped inmate.
"I didn't know he was in there, we didn't know until he brought them out," said McColloum. "First they put dude in a car and they came back and got her and put her over there in another car.
According to the arrest affidavit Kirkwodd is charged with Accessory After the Fact for harboring and concealing Bell in her apartment. The reason they gave for the charges was that no reasonable person wouldn't realize that Bell is a wanted fugitive due to media coverage, and the handcuffs still on his wrists.
Bell and Kirkwodd are both expected to appear in court on July 15.
Lashonda Kirkwodd was charged as an accessory after the fact. bell was found in Kirkwodd's apartment.