A manhunt continues for one person wanted by the TBI and federal authorities. Another suspect was taken into custody earlier this morning.
Authorities are still searching for Howard Callaway, but April Gammill, 34, was arrested at about 7:36 a.m. today after residents in the Mountain Road/White Oak community spotted her walking down the road.
According to TBI reports, shots were fired as the alleged offenders attempted to run over a TBI agent Monday morning.
The unnamed TBI agent had attempted to take Callaway into custody after a traffic stop.
According to reports, numerous calls had been received at the Bradley County 911 Center this morning as Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, TBI and the U.S. Marshal’s Service personnel continue to search for Callaway, 39.
The scene in the community began to unfold just before noon Monday.
According to Kristin Helm, information officer for TBI, Callaway had been spotted driving in the area of White Oak and the unnamed TBI agent attempted a traffic stop to take Callaway into custody.
Helm said Callaway “attempted to run over the agent with his vehicle, and the agent fired his weapon.”
Callaway and Gammill then fled the scene toward Mountain Road, then abandoned their vehicle and ran into a wooded area, according to Helm’s information.
Helm also said the agent wasn’t injured and didn’t know if Callaway or Gammill had been injured during the incident.
Callaway was charged in May 2010 with 53 counts of burglary by both Cleveland Police Department and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office detectives.
During that investigation, a homeowner on Leatha Lane in Charleston had returned home and saw a man coming out of her residence.
The homeowner confronted the man who reportedly got into his vehicle and nearly struck the homeowner.
Reports indicated Callaway had taken in excess of $204,000 in jewelry and other items since he reportedly began his burglary spree in October 2009. In 2004, he was arrested by Cleveland Police Department detectives and charged with conspiracy to distribute meth in excess and possession with intent to distribute meth. Four other local men were also arrested at the time, stemming from an investigation of narcotics trafficking investigation which led to a seven-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury, according to Cleveland Daily Banner archived reports.
That investigation was started in late 2002.
Helm said Callaway is currently wanted on 32 counts of aggravated burglary and for violating federal probation.
Gammill was wanted on a violation of probation warrant after being convicted of sale and delivery of methamphetamine.
Her criminal history includes theft, failure to appear and drug possession.
Callaway’s history includes theft, aggravated burglary, domestic assault, fugitive from justice, drug violations, assault and vandalism.
Callaway is described as being a white male who is 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
Assisting with the search in the White Oak/Mountain Road community are the Tennessee Highway Patrol and members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Callaway is asked to call 911, or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).