Police in Alabama confirmed a man was taken into custody on Tuesday after a missing 75-year-old woman was found in a house associated with him, in a closet and bound with tape.
There was a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Tony Lamar White, 47, of Anniston, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page Tuesday. A short time later, the department announced the suspect had been captured 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.
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