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Murder suspect back in custody following escape

Fretwell escaped from Tuscumbia City Jail Saturday afternoon but was recaptured later that day.
Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 5:39 PM CDT
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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: Lisa Ann Fretwell is back in custody.

On Sunday, the Tuscumbia Police Department issued a statement explaining the details of how Lisa Fretwell was recaptured.

According to the release, it was discovered around 5 p.m. Saturday that Fretwell had escaped when she was missing during the 5 p.m. jail check.

Fretwell was being held at the Tuscumbia City Jail because of a contract between the City of Tuscumbia and Colbert County that dictated Tuscumbia City Jail would house female inmates.

Upon learning of the escape, notifications were sent to surrounding counties and cities. The Tuscumbia Special Operations Group along with bloodhound, Eli, were also sent out.

The Tuscumbia Police Department developed enough information to determine a relative location around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Units with the Tuscumbia Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office went to a location in rural Colbert County.

Upon arrival, law enforcement spotted her in the back of a mobile home. Fretwell then ran into the woods near the back of the mobile home.

Officers and a canine began tracking her through the woods and soon she was found outside the wooded area walking near County Rd. 58.

Fretwell was taken into custody without any incident and will be held at the Franklin County Jail.

The investigation as to how she escaped will be conducted by investigators with the Tuscumbia Police Department.

ORIGINAL: A woman who was arrested and charged with murder earlier this week has escaped from the Tuscumbia City Jail.

The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that an inmate by the name of Lisa Fretwell escaped the jail around 2 p.m. Saturday.

The post describes Fretwell as a 5-foot-7-inch woman weighing around 170 pounds with bleached blonde hair.

According to the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, she previously lived on Underwood Mt. Rd. in Tuscumbia.

Fretwell was arrested earlier this week after a shooting incident on Underwood Mt. Rd. that took the life of a male subject.

CAPTURED !!! Lisa Ann Fretwell is now back in custody. You can monitor local news media for more details. We want...

Posted by Colbert Co Sheriff's Office on Saturday, June 11, 2022

Anyone with information regarding Fretwell is urged to call 911. The post emphasizes that you should not approach her if you see her.

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