BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)-
A female state inmate, reported as an escapee from the Birmingham area, has been arrested in Calhoun County.
The state department of corrections reported Michelle Marie Shannon missing from the Birmingham Community Facility around 4:48 a.m. Wednesday. She worked in the kitchen, and was serving a five year sentence in a theft and forgery case out of Huntsville.
Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson says members of the Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force—which included two of his investigators, two from Etowah County and even U.S. Marshals—began investigating a tip she may have been staying with an acquaintance in Calhoun County. When they went to check an area just off Highway 202, Amerson says they spotted a car in traffic that fit the description of a suspect vehicle.
When the car refused to stop, they followed it to Bynum Leatherwood Road near the Wellborn community, where Amerson said they executed a "rolling roadblock."