ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — A suspect has been captured on the run after a missing 75-year-old woman was found in a house associated with him, in a closet and bound with tape.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s office announced that 47-year-old Tony Lamar White, of Anniston, was apprehended by highway patrol in Richmond, Kentucky.
The woman — a former volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver — was found Monday evening, about six hours after her family reported her missing, Sheriff Matthew Wade told news outlets.
Her car and some groceries were in her driveway, and her phone and keys were in the house. Wade said surveillance video identified White as a suspect.
He apparently followed the woman to two other stores and then her home, the sheriff said.
Sheriff’s deputies checked out several homes connected to White before finding the woman, news outlets reported.
Authorities had levied a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of White, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page Tuesday.