Dangerous Women Captured

By: Gary Smollen Email
By: Gary Smollen Email

Two fugitives, on the lam for weeks, are now tucked away in the Douglas County Jail. Bridgett Henn and Tabitha Eddy were wanted in connection with the brutal robbery of another woman.

Pleas from family to turn themselves in went unheeded but authorities caught up with the pair even though they had split up.

Back in August authorities believed Henn and Eddy were unstable enough to try and shoot it out with police if they were ever cornered. Instead, Henn was caught in Oklahoma and Eddy was captured in Omaha when officers checked on a person suspected to be sleeping behind the wheel of her car.

Frankie Nicholson says, "I'm relieved actually relieved, I am. I don't have to worry, I don't have to watch the news constantly, I don't have to look out my windows every time I hear a car."

Nicholson was one of the people who had been asking Henn and Eddy to turn themselves in to authorities. Omaha police say the pair used meth and often used violence to deal with minor problems.

Eddy is believed to have tried to kill her own brother, but in an August interview he just wanted Tabitha to be safe. "I don't even really want to talk about that," said Terry Eddy III. "What matters is; Tabitha we love you, you're our family. We do not want to see you wind up hurt. You need to do what's right before something bad happens."

Family and friends got their wish. Henn was arrested in Oklahoma and brought back to Omaha on Wednesday. Eddy was found apparently sleeping in her car in a midtown alley.

Charges, trials and possible sentences are in store for the pair, but Frankie is certain the woman who was nearly her daughter-in-law can turn things around. "I think she can, I think anyone can. I'm sure she just has to be strong willed and Tabitha has that, she has a very strong will."

The women managed to elude authorities for more than two months, but they also had to avoid contact with family and friends. Now, they're both in the Douglas County Jail waiting for formal charges to be filed.


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