Cannon County fugitives Gerry Campbell and Marilyn Greene may be on the run, but if the company that posted the bond for the pair has any say in the matter, their freedom will soon end.
"We will stop at nothing until they are apprehended," Greg Sanford, co-owner of Free At Last Bail Bonding, said today. "Regardless of where they are or where we have to go, we will go anywhere to see that they are brought back to jail.
Campbell and Greene, who own a home and 70 acres of land on Bony Ridge Rd in Cannon County, failed to show up for a court appearance last Tuesday (Sept. 15) in Cannon County General Sessions Court to face charges of manufacturing marijuana (over 100 plants), being found in possession of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing drugs.
Judge Susan Melton revoked their bonds after they failed to appear, and issued a capias for their arrest. The total bond for the pair was $46,500, according to Sanford.
Sanford said he would be willing to spend four times that amount to capture the couple if that is what was required.
"I'll spend $200,000 to bring them back if I have to as a matter of principle," he said.
Campbell was arrested Aug. 24 for allegedly operating a hydroponics marijuana growing operation under his home. Estimated value of the marijuana seized during the search was over 1 million dollars.
Marilyn Greene turned herself in to authorities the next day. She was stopped in Nashville on 22nd Avenue North near Elliston Place on when police found 1/4 lb of hydro marijuana in her vehicle.
Sanford said his company is actively working leads to locate Campbell and Greene, and that he thinks they have left the state. He also indicated they may have had help in their flight from justice.
"I know for a fact they are not (in Tennessee) and that there are people who are helping them, and those individuals may be facing charges themselves," Sanford said.
The Cannon County Sheriff's Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Office are also involved in the hunt for Campbell and Greene. Persons with information about their whereabouts can call 615-583-1000 or 615-242-3733.