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Escapee apprehended at girlfriend's home
Aderson escapes during hospital trip
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A man imprisoned in the DeKalb County jail on theft charges escaped from custody Sunday night after being taken to the hospital for treatment of chest pains.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Shannon Lee Anderson of Auburntown, 26, was taken back into custody at the home of his girlfriend on Foster Road shortly after the escape.Anderson and 22 year-old Kayla Rena Sanders have both been charged with felony escape, as well as two counts of theft of property under $500.The sheriff reports that Anderson and Sanders went to homes on Echols Heights in Liberty and at South Mill Street in Dowelltown on July 4 where they allegedly took a rifle from each residence, each valued at less than $500.Alexandria Police Chief Mark Collins reports that Sgt. Chris Russell arrested Anderson on July 23 for one count of aggravated burglary and one count of theft over $1000.The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Alexandria Police Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department into several burglaries in Alexandria and in the county.Collins said that Anderson entered a home on Curtis Ave in Alexandria around July 21, and took four guns without the owners consent.Anderson then sold the guns to someone in Wilson County. Most of the guns have been recovered.Andersons Bond is $10,000 on these charges with court date of August 4.According to Sheriff Ray, jail personnel took Anderson to the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital Sunday night after he complained of chest pains.While being discharged from the hospital, Anderson allegedly told the correctional officer in charge of him that he was not going back to jail, and ran out the door of the hospital.Anderson was apprehended by county officials at Sanders' residence on Foster Road a short time later.Anderson’s bond is $15,000 and bond for Sanders is $5,000. They will both be in court on Aug. 4.Paul Allen Willingham, 31, was charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000 for his alleged role in a 2010 burglary on Cripps Lane.According to the aggravated burglary warrant against Willingham,“On Aug. 29, 2010, at Cripps Lane in DeKalb County, Paul Willingham did drive a vehicle with a co-defendant, who was Samuel Walker.“Walker did enter a residence on Cripps Lane as Willingham stood watch and did share in the proceeds from the theft.”On the charge theft of property over $1000, the warrant reads,“On Aug 29, 2010, at Cripps Lane in DeKalb County, Willingham did take four shotguns without consent of the owner and with intent to deprive owner of their property.”Several other items were allegedly taken from the two homes, all valued at over $1000.Willingham was arrested July 18, and Walker has already been charged in the thefts.According to the Sheriff, Willingham and co-defendant Samuel Walker went to a residence on Cripps Lane, where Walker broke into the house while Willingham stood watch.Both men allegedly shared in the proceeds of the sales of the weapons.Bond for Willingham is set at $10,000, and he will be in court on Aug. 12.Meanwhile, Joshua Lynn Mullican, 26, is charged with evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.He was arrested on July 18.Ray says that when deputies went to Tommy Harrell Street to serve a drug court order violation on Mullican, he fled the scene on foot.Deputies reportedly pursued Mullican and captured on him on Snow Street after a brief chase.