Fugitive loose again in Colorado

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Marshall County fugitive is still on the lam after posting bond in a Colorado court.

Aleea Nash of Lewisburg was arrested on Aug. 14 by deputies in Arapahoe County, Colorado, as a fugitive from justice in Tennessee.

The Marshall County Grand Jury issued an indictment for Nash’s arrest on July 26 on one count of theft over $250,000.

An investigation by the Lewisburg Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had uncovered evidence that Nash had embezzled over $250,000 from the office of her employer, Dr. Dennis Sigman, during the previous three years.

The Tribune has reached out to Dr. Sigman but was unable to speak with him before press time.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court in Columbia on Aug. 31, Nash was advised by the TBI to turn herself in on July 26 in Marshall County for arraignment and booking.

Nash did not appear and a warrant was entering into the National Criminal Information Center database for her arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office in Adams County, Colorado, encountered Nash on Aug. 10. On Aug. 12, according to the complaint, they attempted unsuccessfully to lure her back to the hotel in which she had been staying in order to make an arrest.

On Aug. 14, with the assistance of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Nash was located and arrested in Arapahoe County where she was booked as a fugitive from justice.

She was arraigned on that charge on Aug. 18. During the court hearing, Nash contested extradition back to Tennessee. Her bond on the fugitive from justice charge was set at $500.

Nash made bond and, as of the filing date for the federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, had not been seen again.

Tennessee has applied to Governor Bill Haslam for a Governor’s Warrant, which is designed to facilitate the extradition of fugitives

Both Adams and Arapahoe Counties are part of the Denver metropolitan area, and law enforcement believes that she is still in the region.