Authorities say it could take up to 45 days to extradite a Brumley man back to Missouri to face a multitude of charges stemming from an alleged rape and assault.


Timothy Charles Colwell was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 21 in Lamar County, Georgia, exactly one week after he managed to elude authorities who have chased him into a heavily wooded area near the  Wal-Mart Supercenter Center in Camdenton. Colwell is believed to have made his way to Georgia to stay with family members.


Authorities say it could take up to 45 days to extradite a Brumley man back to Missouri to face a multitude of charges stemming from an alleged rape and assault.

Timothy Charles Colwell was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 21 in Lamar County, Georgia, exactly one week after he managed to elude authorities who have chased him into a heavily wooded area near the  Wal-Mart Supercenter Center in Camdenton. Colwell is believed to have made his way to Georgia to stay with family members.

Colwell will now appear before a judge in Georgia who will set a bond. Depending on the bond amount and conditions, Colwell will either stay in jail or post bond. He will also tell the court whether he will voluntarily waive extradition or whether the authorities will be forced to apply for a warrant to return him to Camden County to face prosecution.

Colwell, 21, is accused of raping a woman, assaulting her, then assaulting another woman as the first victim sought shelter at a home in Miller County. Colwell ran from police at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after the victim of the alleged victim  sought treatment at Lake Regional Hospital.

Colwell led police through Linn Creek and into Camdenton. He disappeared into a heavily wooded area with chest-high grass between the Camdenton Wal-Mart and Cross Creek Rd.
Law enforcement agents from at least four different agencies maintained a perimeter around the field throughout the day but were unable to corner Colwell.

Since that time, investigators from the Camden County Sheriff's Department have contacted family members,  friends, businesses, and other law enforcement agencies.  

According to Sheriff Dwight Franklin, Camden County detectives developed information  
that Colwell had fled to the State of Georgia.  Detectives then contacted Georgia authorities who began searching for Colwell.

Colwell was taken into custody without incident. He  is currently being held in the Spalding  
County. Georgia, Jail, pending extradition back to Missouri.  Colwell has been charged with kidnapping, first degree burglary,  domestic assault, stealing, and tampering in Camden County.

Timothy Charles Colwell's record
• third degree domestic assault, December, 2007
• third degree domestic assault February, 2009
• driving while suspended, resisting arrest July, 2009
• violation of a protection order November, 2009 (Boone County)

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