A 53-year-old woman sought by law enforcement because she might expose people to tuberculosis tried to run from officers Wednesday morning, but was captured minutes later in a patch of woods in north Jackson County. Hicks tested positive for TB on April 3. She started treatments on June 15, but later went off the treatments, according to a sheriff’s report. However, he said when someone has tuberculosis in the community there is usually no risk unless there is close and prolonged contact.
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