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CrimeBlane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested

17:10  12 september  2019
17:10  12 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Fugitive couple facing murder charges may be getting help from white supremacists, authorities say

Fugitive couple facing murder charges may be getting help from white supremacists, authorities say One of the people accused of killing a 72-year-old man and overpowering two security officers to escape custody has been added to the US Marshals Service's list of the 15 most wanted fugitives. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Blane Barksdale, 56, along with his wife, Susan Barksdale, 59, may be getting help from white supremacists, US Marshal for the district of Arizona David Gonzales said Monday.

The US Marshals Service put fugitive murder suspect Blane Barksdale on its top 15 most wanted list and upped the reward for information leading directly to his arrest to ,000. Barksdale and his wife escaped from custody in Utah last month. (Sept. 10) AP, AP.

ID #19-205 Susan Barksdale . TUCSON, Arizona — Still unaware of how they were able to escape, authorities searched for new The U.S. Marshals Service has been poring through dozens of tips since it was reported that Blane Barksdale , 56, and Susan Barksdale , 59, had overpowered guards in a

PHOENIX – Two days after murder suspect Blane Barksdale was named one of the country’s most wanted fugitives, he and his wife were taken into custody without incident in Arizona.

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office announced late Wednesday that it had assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and arresting the Barksdales.

Husband-and-wife murder suspects captured two weeks after escape

Husband-and-wife murder suspects captured two weeks after escape Blane and Susan Barksdale have been on the run since they overpowered guards as they were being extradited to Arizona late last month.

Nearly a week after Blane Barksdale and Susan Barksdale overpowered security guards in Utah and The Barksdales fled Arizona and were arrested in New York in May, according to another The fugitive couple used shoelaces to bind the hands of the guards, who were found in the back of a

Blane and Susan Barksdale seemed to vanish after hijacking a prison vehicle two weeks ago. U.S. marshals capture fugitive couple wanted in Tucson murder. Blane and Susan Barksdale seemed The pair were believed to be in Arizona in the area where they abandoned a transport van near St

Authorities did not specify where they caught Blane Barksdale, 56, and his wife, Susan, 59. They had been on the run since Aug. 26, when they commandeered a prison transport van in Utah and escaped into rural Arizona.

An intense search for the couple had been underway in the county, which runs from the Utah state line south in a narrow strip to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

The Barksdales are suspects in the death of Frank Bligh, a 72-year-old Tucson man who has been missing since April.

The couple was being transported from New York state to Tucson when they overpowered their guards and escaped custody. They abandoned the van, with the guards and another prisoner bound inside east of Navajo County in Apache County, according to officials.

Blane and Susan Barksdale found hiding in remote area of Gila County

Blane and Susan Barksdale found hiding in remote area of Gila County Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together to arrest Blane and Susan Barksdale, two of the country's most wanted fugitives.

Blane and Susan Barksdale , accused of murdering Frank Bligh in Tucson Arizona , escaped from custody The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a ,000 reward per fugitive for information leading to their arrests . 3. Blane & Susan Barksdale Were Arrested in May & Charged With Murder.

Blane Barksdale , 56, and Susan Barksdale , 59, broke free on Monday evening from two guards in Blanding, a rural town in southeast Utah, the Tucson The couple were being extradited from the upstate New York town of Henrietta, where they were arrested in May, to Pima County, Arizona , to

Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested

They had been last seen driving a red GMC Sierra truck with an Arizona license plate and damage on its front passenger side and rear bumper.

Authorities quiet on escaped fugitives wanted for murder in Arizona

Authorities quiet on escaped fugitives wanted for murder in Arizona The Tucson couple accused of murder is still on the run tonight after attacking and overpowering two security guards while being transported one week ago today. And now, the U.S. Marshals Service has released more images of the couple in hopes someone will recognize them. They are stills from a surveillance camera—but they are not recent—so not taken while on the run. But the FBI hopes they’ll give the public a new look at the couple. The two escaped in Blanding, Utah, by overpowering a security guard from a transportation company taking the couple back to Tucson, where the couple faces murder charges in the death of a 72-year-old man.

Blane and Susan Barksdale escaped from a prison van in Utah late last month while being extradited from New York state back to Arizona . Married murder suspects Blane and Susan Barksdale recaptured after 16 days in hiding.

U.S. Marshals believe Blane Barksdale and his wife, Susan , could be in remote areas of eastern Arizona . Couple escaped Aug. PHOENIX – A fugitive couple who escaped federal custody while being extradited from New York state to Arizona in connection with a murder of a Tucson resident

The U.S. Marshals Service offered no additional details Wednesday night, and a news conference was planned Thursday morning in Phoenix.

On Monday, Blane Barksdale was elevated to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted List, with the reward for information leading to his capture raised to $25,000.

A reward for information leading to the capture of Susan Barksdale was set at $10,000, and up to $5,000 was offered for information leading to the red pickup.

Residents Wednesday night quickly began posting their thanks and relief on the Navajo County Sheriff's Office website. The search for the couple had sparked concern among residents throughout the area.

Locals said there were a million places they could have laid low among a labyrinth of dead-end roads, cattle ranches, trailers and bushy juniper trees in the high-desert backcountry of northeastern Arizona.

The couple and the red pickup seemed to have vanished into the teardrop-shaped expanse between Snowflake, Concho and Show Low.

"Who knows where they could be?" said Verlinda Adams, 65, just hours before the Barksdales were caught.

Marshals capture Arizona fugitives

Marshals capture Arizona fugitives Blane and Susan Barksdale seemed to vanish after hijacking a prison vehicle two weeks ago. Now, officials say, they have been taken into custody without incident.

Blane and Susan Barksdale escaped custody on Aug. 26 and remain on the run. They are suspects in the killing of a Tucson man earlier this year. A fugitive couple who escaped federal custody while being extradited from New York State to Arizona in connection with a murder of a Tucson resident

Manhunt for Blane Barksdale and Susan Barksdale entered its seventh day Monday as authorities released new photos of the suspects. Phoenix -- Authorities said there are no major leads still in the hunt for a fugitive couple accused of murder in Arizona .

"There's so much forest around the Rim Country ... and there's so many roads," Adams added, as she ate lunch at a cafe in Taylor, not far from the area the marshals and deputies repeatedly had combed.

Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested
Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested

Navajo County Sheriff David Clouse said he cut his teeth as a young deputy on the rutted, gravel paths east of Snowflake. The routes lead to survivalist compounds, family cabins, drug dens, horse properties, hunting grounds or sometimes nowhere at all.

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Blane and Susan Barksdale , 56 and 59, respectively, escaped custody in Blanding, Utah, on Tuesday evening, according to a Tucson Police Department statement. The Barksdales , who are accused of murdering 72-year-old Frank Bligh in April, had fled Arizona earlier this spring.

Blane Barksdale , one of the two fugitives who were being extradited to Tucson, was added to the U.S. Marshal's top 15 most wanted individuals list. Officials do not have any solid leads on Blane and Susan Barksdales current whereabouts and no sightings have been reported since their initial

"Some describe it as No Man’s Land," he said. "But that's our backyard, and we're very familiar with it."

A typical patrol through the area could take hours from end to end, he said — let alone a manhunt for a couple assisted by a local criminal network in a territory where law enforcement cellphones and radios didn't always work, Clouse said.

"It's so remote, it's hard to make contact. So we're offering our knowledge of the roads, the people and the local lay of the land," Clouse said before the arrests. "(The Barksdales) may have driven down their exact road, and they'll never know it because there's so many trees and their houses are set back so far. ... Your urban searches are so much easier."

Authorities searched by air and land for any sign of the couple or pickup, made warrant sweeps, property searches and arrests, Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales said.

"(We were) beating the bushes," he said. "Nothing was popping."

To ensure authorities didn't suffer from tunnel vision, they expanded the search from California to Texas in recent days.

One of the first places law enforcement swarmed was the property the Barksdales own near Vernon, about 20 miles east of Show Low, according to neighbor Joe Ferreira.

A SWAT team stormed the property a month ago or more, Ferreira estimated, some time before the couple hijacked the van.

A white RV and plywood lean-to sat nestled on their land Wednesday against a hill overlooking Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The couple purchased the property in August 2018, county records showed.

Ferreira, 64, a local chef who raises chickens and ducks three doors down, joked having a neighbor on the FBI's "Top 15 Most Wanted" list was "different."

Normally, the small clump of homes is quiet and peaceful, he said. Wind chimes and a few dogs barking were the only sounds Wednesday afternoon. Violet and yellow wildflowers nodded in the breeze. "No Trespassing" signs stood beside every driveway.

"That's what it's about: Do your own thing," Ferreira said.

The manhunt added some worries, he admitted.

"How can you not? You get a little nervous about it." Every time a vehicle drives by, Ferreira said, "We stick our nose in the window."

Reporter Robert Anglen contributed to this article.

Follow reporters Chelsea Curtis and Rebekah L. Sanders on Twitter @curtis_chels and @RebekahLSanders

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Blane Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, fugitive couple in Arizona, arrested

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