TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has located an escaped inmate six hours after her escape.
Officials say that Lisa Ann Fretwell, 50, escaped the Tuscumbia City Jail around 2:00 p.m. on June 11. She is charged with murder after a shooting incident killed a man on June 9, 2022.
Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said an investigation led to a rural area in Colbert County where Fretwell may have gone to. Multiple units from Tuscumbia PD, the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area.
Officers arriving on scene found her behind a mobile home and she ran into the woods behind the mobile home. A dog was called to assist in the search. Franklin County deputies located her along County Road 58. Logan said he believes she ran out of the woods onto the road because she heard officers and the dog.
She was taken into custody without further issues and will be held at the Franklin County Jail.
Logan said Fretwell was in the city jail as part of an agreement between the city of Tuscumbia and Colbert County to house female county inmates. A Tuscumbia PD investigation is planned into how she escaped and the department will also determine how to prevent a similar incident in the future, according to Logan.