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Gadsden Woman Arrested in Connection with the Escape of an Inmate 

May 3rd, 2022 – 8:40 AM

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(Via WEIS Radio) A Gadsden woman has been booked in at the Cherokee County Jail in connection to the escape of a state inmate last week.

40-year-old Susan Lemley was booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center just after 11:30 Monday morning by U.S. Marshals Investigators and charged with Facilitating Escape. She was taken into custody at a location in Centre.

Lemley is being held without bond until she is extradited to Montgomery, which is where the escape occurred.

David Kyle, is back in custody; he was captured locally, being apprehended Monday morning at a residence in the Slackland community by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Department of Corrections, and Sheriff’s Office personnel.

Kyle, 49, was serving a 99 year sentence for the brutal murder of a Cherokee County man, Shane McKnight in September of 1998.  The murder occurred in Etowah County with the trial being held the following year and Kyle being sentenced in 2000.  At that sentencing, then Etowah County Circuit Judge Roy Moore stated – if the death penalty would’ve been an option, he would have found it appropriate.

He’d been assigned to the Department of Corrections’ Red Eagle Work Center – when he escaped from their custody on April 23rd of this year (2022).

Kyle was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on a charge of Escape and he will be held there until the Department of Corrections can transport him back to prison.