Just hours after being placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Howard Callaway, 39, was taken into custody in the White Oak community where he had been on the run since Monday.
U.S. Mar-shals along with Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Callaway, who was wanted on a federal parole violation and multiple counts of aggravated burglaries, just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO, Callaway was spotted by the federal agents and attempted once again to flee on foot.
The reported fugitive from justice was captured in the 100 block of White Oak Road.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol had dispatched a helicopter early on in the manhunt.
The pilot scanned the mountainous region of southwest Bradley County since the incident Monday when Callaway and April Gammill, 34, evaded arrest by a TBI agent during a traffic stop on Bancroft Road at Harrison Pike.
Callaway reportedly attempted to run over the agent with his car and fled the traffic stop. The agent fired his service weapon at the vehicle, but was unclear if he had injured either Callaway or Gammill. The agent was not injured, according to reports.
Callaway then ditched the car a few minutes later and he and Gammill fled on foot into the wooded area toward the Mountain Road community.
Gammill was taken into custody Tuesday morning after being spotted by residents in the Mountain Road area. She has been charged with violation of probation, misdemeanor violation of probation, felony evading, resisting arrest and simple possession of narcotics, according to Gault.
She was carrying a small dog when arrested, according to Gault, who also said she didn’t appear to have any injuries.
Callaway was taken to the Bradley County Jail, where he was booked on 32 counts of aggravated burglary, aggravated evading, and violating federal probation for methamphetamine charges, according to Kristin Helm, information officer for the TBI.
Callaway has an extensive criminal history, Helm said in a media release.
Archived Banner articles indicated Callaway was charged in May 2010 with 53 counts of burglary by both Cleveland Police Department and BCSO detectives. 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, Callaway 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 which led to a seven-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury.
Helm also noted that Callaway has been removed from the Most Wanted list.