U.S. Marshals capture escaped Tucson murder suspects | Arizona News

U.S. Marshals capture escaped Tucson murder suspects | Arizona News

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD Information 13/3TV/CBS 5) – The Tucson homicide suspects who escaped from custody have been recaptured.

U.S. Marshals sources inform Arizona’s Household that they took each Blane and Susan Barksdale into custody Wednesday evening in Punkin Middle, Arizona, simply north of Roosevelt Lake. 

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Deputy marshals had been testing a tip at a house when Susan Barksdale got here out. She informed authorities that her husband was inside.

When Blane Barksdale got here out, he was uncooperative and cussing on the marshals who tased him and took him into custody.

No marshals had been injured in the course of the incident. 

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The U.S. Marshals Service mentioned it’s going to host a information convention at 11 a.m. Thursday in downtown Phoenix to debate the case.

Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, escaped custody whereas being extradited again to Arizona from New York, on Aug. 26.

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The husband-and-wife staff overpowered and kidnapped two safety officers and a 3rd inmate close to Blanding, Utah. The couple then drove to Vernon, AZ, the place they obtained a Pink GMC Sierra pickup truck from an acquaintance. They then deserted the prisoner van with the three locked inside.

Detectives imagine the couple was possible getting assist to remain hidden and might be hiding east of Snowflake. The Marshals Service mentioned they don’t imagine the Barksdales made it to Mexico.

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The Barksdales have been charged with first-degree homicide by the Tucson Police Division within the demise of Frank Bligh, 72, who has not been seen since hearth consumed his house April 16. Proof discovered at Bligh’s residence led detectives to find out the hearth was deliberately set.

Detectives additionally believed greater than 100 firearms had been stolen from the house and solely round 30 have since been recovered.

Further proof uncovered in the course of the investigation led detectives to acquire murder arrest warrants for the couple. The costs on the warrants embody first-degree homicide, first-degree housebreaking, arson of an occupied construction, legal injury and auto theft.

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