Second person connected to missing Barbour County woman arrested

Second person connected to missing Barbour County woman arrested
(Source: Troy Police Department)
(Source: Troy Police Department)

TROY, AL (WSFA) - A second arrest has been made in connection to the case of Lisa Theris, a missing Barbour County woman last seen three weeks ago.

Bullock County sheriff's investigators confirmed Monday the arrest of Randall Wade Oswald, described as a person of interest in Theris' disappearance. He's one of three men the 25-year-old Louisville resident was believed to have been with when a hunting camp was burglarized in Midway.

Oswald, 36, of Troy, was arrested after a chase across three counties Friday night, according to the Troy Police Department.

Troy police officers tried to stop Oswald around 11:30 p.m. Friday on Pike County Road 1177. Police say he refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit into Montgomery County and then into Crenshaw County. His Tahoe ran out of gas on Bradleyton Road, and he fled into the woods, according to police.

He was taken into custody in a wooded area and transported to the Troy City Jail on charges of attempting to elude a police officer, driving with a suspended license, failure to signal and reckless driving.

Oswald was then transported to Bullock County to face theft and burglary warrants in connection with the break-in of the hunting camp.

Another person of interest, Manley Green Davis, 31, of Pike County, was arrested on July 31 and charged with burglary and theft in the break-in at the hunting camp. Law enforcement said the theft involved four wheelers, ATVs, tools, chainsaws and other items valued at $40,000.

The search for Theris is ongoing and is still classified as an "active investigation."

Theris was reported missing to the Troy Police Department on July 23 by her father and two of her friends. According to her father, his last contact with Lisa was by phone on Tuesday, July 18. Police say she told her dad she was in Troy during that conversation.

The missing woman is 5'5" and weighs 145 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She may be in danger because she has a medical condition that requires daily medication and she needs her prescription medication.

If anyone has seen Lisa or knows where she may be please contact the Troy Police Department at 334-566-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867).

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