Husband and wife fugitives wanted for murder are captured in Arizona


Authorities re-arrested Blane and Susan Barksdale on Wednesday night in Punkin Center, Arizona, according to a social media post by the Navajo County Sheriff's Office.

The married murder suspects who escaped from a prison van last month have been recaptured after more than two weeks on the lam, reports CBS Tucson, Arizona affiliate KOLD-TV.

Husband-and-wife murder suspects who overpowered their guards as they were being extradited from NY to Arizona and then managed to elude the law for weeks have finally run out of road.

Neither of the guards were hurt, but they were bound with shoelaces, Gonzales said. "More information about the arrest will be released tomorrow morning during a joint news conference with the US Marshall's". The couple also used a credit card in the Henrietta area, leading the U.S. Marshals Service's Fugitive Task Force and the Monroe County sheriff's SWAT team to capture them hiding in a secluded lot in May.

Blane Barksdale was described as having Nazi swastika tattoos and the couple were said to be associated with white supremacy groups, and members of such groups may have been helping them hide out, officials said.

The Barksdales escaped custody on August 26 while being extradited more than 2,000 miles from Rochester, N.Y., to Pima County, Ariz., to face the murder charges.

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The couple's capture came just two days after Barksdale was added to the Unites States Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List.

The Marshals Service said Susan Barksdale faked a medical emergency while riding in the van near Blanding, Utah.

But he and his vehicle were nowhere to be found, and investigators discovered evidence the fire was set intentionally and that Bligh had been killed, Tucson police said.

Authorities say Susan had pretended to have an intestinal issue while she was in the back of the privately operated prison transport van, and forced the two security guards to stop.

But once the two unarmed guards opened the back door, the Barksdales attacked, he said. There, the couple pulled up to an acquaintance's house and took a red GMC Sierra pickup truck. The guards were tied up and alerted authorities once they broke free. They then abandoned the van with their three prisoners inside.