(Reuters) – A fugitive husband-and-wife workforce needed for homicide and arson have been captured in Arizona, police stated on Thursday, almost three weeks after they overpowered guards and escaped custody in Utah final month.
They have been thought of armed and harmful.
Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, had been on the run since Aug. 26, once they broke free from two guards who have been taking them from upstate New York to Tucson, Arizona to face homicide prices over the killing of an aged man and burning of his home final April.
The couple had pushed the captured guards and one other inmate within the transport automobile to Arizona, the place they commandeered a GMC Sierra pick-up truck, officers stated earlier.
There have been few particulars obtainable about how the 2 have been taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Service brokers and Navajo County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday, police stated.
The Navajo Sheriff’s Workplace introduced the arrests early Thursday on its Fb web page, and stated extra data could be launched to the general public at a press convention in Phoenix later within the morning.
Blane Barksdale was just lately added to the Marshals’ 15 Most Wished checklist, with a $25,000 reward provided for data that results in his seize, and $10,000 for Susan Barksdale’s arrest.
His needed poster warned folks to not be deceived by the looks of the Barksdales.
“Whereas they could look pleasant, each have demonstrated a propensity for violence and ought to be thought of armed and harmful,” the needed poster stated.
Blane Barksdale was described as having Nazi swastika tattoos and the couple have been stated to be related to white supremacy teams, and members of such teams might have been serving to them cover out, officers stated.
Representatives with the Marshals workplace and the Navajo County Sheriff’s workplace weren’t instantly obtainable for remark to Reuters early Thursday.
Reporting by Wealthy McKay in Atlanta; Enhancing by Alex Richardson