Escapee's Mother Sentenced to Jail

06-09-06 - A Bryan County mother has been sentenced for helping her fugitive son and accused murderer Kevin Leon Cross escape from jail.

Lisa Russell was arrested in February and the same day authorities captured her son, Kevin Cross who escaped from the Bryan County Jail and was on the run for nearly two weeks. The 42-year old pleaded no contest to providing food for Cross and failing to notify authorities of where he was hiding.

Russell was given a 10-yaer sentence and Cross and his brother Gary Wayne Olsen are each facing a 1st degree murder charge.