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Posted: August 10, 2010 in Uncategorized
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National Park Fugitives Possibly Headed Toward Glacier

Police capture one of three fugitives just outside Yellowstone, but “Bonnie & Clyde” may be headed toward Glacier

A pair of fugitives who refer to themselves as the “modern-day Bonnie and Clyde” may be headed toward Glacier National Park and the Canadian border. Local, state, national, and even international law enforcement officers are now on a massive manhunt to capture John McCluskey, 45, and his fiance/cousin/alleged accomplice Casslyn Welch, 43. Both are considered to be armed and dangerous.

Yesterday, police captured convicted killer Tracy Province, in Meteetse, Wyo., just outside of Yellowstone National Park.  Province had been on the run with attempted murderer McCluskey and suspected accomplice Casslyn Welch since July 30, after Welch allegedly helped the pair escape a medium-security prison near Kingman, Ariz. by throwing a pair of wire cutters over the prison fence. Convicted murderer Daniel Renwick also fled (Renwick was arrested yesterday near Rifle, Colo.).

The trio of Province, McCluskey, and Welch all headed to Yellowstone presumably to hide out, and possibly to take in some scenery. But federal marshals caught their scent and began distributing information to help in their capture. Over 100 agents and rangers began scouring the park to find the fugitives, but a woman who spoke with Province just outside the park positively identified Province after having a conversation with him near a church. Police arrested Province while he was hitch-hiking toward Casper, Wyo.

Initially, authorities believed McCluskey and Welch might head to Casper as well in their gray Nissan Sentra, but now they believe they’re headed toward Glacier and the Canada border. They are suspected in the New Mexico murder of a couple from Oklahoma days after the escape.

Anyone who recognizes the fugitive pair or their automobile should contact police immediately at (602) 542-1212.They are believed to be desperate and extremely dangerous. Their is a $40,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.

—Ted Alvarez

via CNN

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