Murder suspects who escaped custody in Utah recaptured in Arizona

Enlarge this image

In May, law enforcement found and arrested the couple in Henrietta, New York.

The couple escaped custody in late August as they were being extradited on charges of arson, burglary and murder in connection with the death of a Vietnam veteran in Tuscon, Arizona.

The Navajo County Sheriff's Office said late Wednesday it assisted the U.S. Marshals in the capture of the Barksdales and that they were arrested and taken into custody without incident. His Tucson home was set on fire April 16, and authorities have said the blaze was started to cover up the killing. The Barksdales left behind the auto keys, and so the guards called 911 - having no idea where they were - and followed the operator's directions to the Apache County Sheriff's Office in St. Johns, Ariz.

The Marshals Service was offering rewards of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of Blane and $10,000 for Susan.

Susan Barksdale feigned an illness to get the van they were in to stop as they were being extradited to Arizona, and when the vehicle pulled over near Blanding, Utah, they overpowered the two guards when they opened the rear doors, us marshal for Arizona David Gonzales has told the Associated Press.

More news: Trump to meet on e-cigarettes as White House considers crackdown

While on the run, they might have been getting help from white supremacists, Gonzales said at a news conference Monday. His house was set on fire and his vehicle was stolen in April. They then abandoned the van with the three locked inside and somehow evaded a sweeping manhunt conducted by multiple agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the report said.

Payson, Arizona is around 257 miles southwest of Blanding, Utah, where the escape occurred, and around 90 miles west of Vernon, Arizona, where authorities think the couple got the truck.

The male and female guards weren't physically injured but the Barksdales used shoelaces to bind them and then put them in the back of the van with a third inmate, authorities say.

It took the guards two to three hours to break free and they eventually kicked out some windows of the van.

The Barksdales were arrested in upstate NY in May following a nationwide manhunt, officials said.

Related News:

  • Xenophobic attacks: Hundreds of Nigerians leave South Africa

    Xenophobic attacks: Hundreds of Nigerians leave South Africa

    The first batch of 320 returnees are scheduled to arrive Nigeria tomorrow with additional flights expected to follow immediately. Logistics for the evacuation will be provided by Air Peace , a Nigerian airline which has offered to airlift Nigerians .
    A few dry days before weekend rain

    A few dry days before weekend rain

    High pressure will rebuild tomorrow and Friday dropping the rain chances, and temperatures will soar into the mid 90s once again. Limited development of this disturbance is expected during the next few days mainly because of upper-level winds.

    France snaps Team USA’s global win streak

    Team USA's hopes of winning a third consecutive FIBA gold medal - and sixth consecutive worldwide gold medal - are now over. The exodus of star basketball players burned the U.S. in the FIBA Basketball World Cup championships.
  • No Talks With US While Sanctions In Place: Rouhani

    No Talks With US While Sanctions In Place: Rouhani

    Significantly, the latest moves towards diplomacy with Tehran come as Trump fired hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolton. Trump's top aides suggested Tuesday that the U.S. president could meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions.
    Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Harare

    Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Harare

    Mugabe died on Friday at the age of 95 in Singapore, where he was receiving medical treatment. Asked whether Mugabe had been bitter about being ousted, he said: "Everybody is human".
    The iPhone 11 gets a much-needed new feature

    The iPhone 11 gets a much-needed new feature

    But Apple has attempted to pump up the value proposition of its latest phones for a lower or similar price point . If you hadn't heard already, 2019 is the Year of the Phone Butt and Apple's latest release is no exception.
  • China keeps penalties on US pork, soy, eases some others

    China keeps penalties on US pork, soy, eases some others

    Beijing will lift tariffs for a year on 16 American products, including animal feed, oils and cancer drugs, from next Tuesday. Punitive duties on soybeans, the biggest US export to China , and thousands of other imports were left unchanged.
    Xenophobic attacks: Nigeria begins voluntary withdrawal of citizens

    Xenophobic attacks: Nigeria begins voluntary withdrawal of citizens

    The announcement came days after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama , had a similar meeting with the committee. There is an estimated 3.6 million migrants out of South Africa's 50 million population, according to BBC news .
    Google Pixel 4 'Motion Sense' gestures spotted in new leak

    Google Pixel 4 'Motion Sense' gestures spotted in new leak

    According to a recently leaked Pixel 4 render, Google might showcase its upcoming flagship smartphone , the Pixel 4 on October 15. The top bezel of the Pixel 4 XL is huge by today's standards, but it does not have a notch so it should make many people happy.
  • Williams falls short of grand slam record

    Williams falls short of grand slam record

    I'm going to say it again: "It's been a goal of mine to inspire many people, especially Canadian athletes", said Andreescu. Having started the year with just US$215,888 in career earnings, she has taken that amount to over US$6 million.
    Vaping Death Conformed in Kansas

    Vaping Death Conformed in Kansas

    Although all cases have a a history of using e-cigarette products, the exact cause of these illnesses are still unknown. Other symptoms may include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
    IPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max: First impressions

    IPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max: First impressions

    All the three iPhones come with the latest A13 Bionic processor, which Apple claims is the fastest processor on any smartphone . Apple also invited Watch users to volunteer for three new health studies, though data collected will remain anonymous.


Most liked

Mugabe’s burial: Zimbabwean govt didn’t consult us -Family
Some family members are still bitter over his ouster , and the role his former ally Mnangagwa played. There was a discord between Mugabe's family and the government on where he should be buried.

India says it prefers direct talks between Afghanistan government and the Taliban
As many as 100,000 USA troops were in Afghanistan at the invasion's peak, and more than 2,400 have been killed. Mr Trump has said he wants to withdraw around 5,000 of the 14,000 U.S. military personnel still in the country.

OPEC cuts 2020 oil demand forecast, urges effort to avert new glut
Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on Thursday called on OPEC members and its allies to better comply with oil production cuts. Iraq's and Nigeria's oil ministers pledged on Thursday to reduce oil output to comply with their OPEC output targets.

US Supreme Court Allows Broad Enforcement of Asylum Limits
The administration's new policy says that those truly seeking asylum could ask for it in Mexico, which is deemed a safe country . That remaining the administration totally free to enforce the plan on asylum seekers arriving in New Mexico and Texas.

China exempts 16 types of USA goods from additional tariffs
Earlier, China released a list of 16 U.S. imports that will be exempted from tariffs including anti-cancer drugs and animal feed. Deputy trade negotiators are due to meet in Washington in mid-September, with minister-level talks to follow in October.

KSA: New Saudi energy minister vows to achieve oil market balance
Prince Abdulaziz is not new to the oil game. "His royal highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is appointed minister of energy". Oil demand drops in the US have not happened and talk of falling global demand looks to be more overstated than understated.

Donald Trump says Afghan peace talks with Taliban are 'dead'
There have already been nine rounds of peace talks between the USA and Taliban representatives, held in the Gulf state of Qatar. Three days later, three explosions rocked Kabul, killing dozens of people, including a U.S. soldier.

Brexit In Chaos After Court Rules PM's Suspension Of Parliament Was Unlawful
The court might say that Parliament was never prorogued at all in the eyes of the law and so is actually still sitting after all. She added: "We feel utterly vindicated and I would be confident that the UK Supreme Court will uphold this decision".

Samsung Galaxy Fold: hundreds of apps supported at launch, thanks to Google
The new Galaxy A50s includes all essential connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s both feature a triple rear camera setup and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

This is how Google is planning to make Android apps more ‘affordable’
This service has been renamed to " Google Play Services for AR" and will be installed automatically on eligible devices. Another day, another batch of Android apps on Google Play Store have been found infected by a new Joker Malware .

Four crew members found alive in capsized cargo ship off United States coast
The crew members are Filipino and South Korean , she said, and were provided with bags of hygiene items, socks, games and Bibles. The 71,178-ton vessel, transporting around 4,000 vehicles, had been heading to Baltimore when it listed and keeled over in St.

Meghan Markle Supports Serena Williams in Style at the US Open
Despite her last-minute trip, Markle looked downcast as Williams lost to Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu . And I just hate it, I see them get attacked and it's not fair.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Release Date Set
Hopefully, Square Enix will offer a few more details about the newly-announced mobile editions before the planned winter release. The game is coming out on PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android, so having cross-play on all those platforms is insane .

Relatives, officials attend mass for Mugabe in Singapore
However, until today it was not clearly spelt out where the former leader would be buried, a family spokesman said on Monday. Mugabe, 95, died on September 6 in Singapore where he had been receiving medical treatment since April.

Why Apple Apps Regularly Outrank Competitors in Search
Mind you, the App Store generated over $50 billion in sales a year ago , with over 60% of that money coming from direct searches. In July, reporter Scott Austin highlighted the ongoing search issue for third-party developers in The Wall Street Journal .