A Man and woman in Arizona murder suspects nabbed after a three-week long manhunt, had ‘overwhelmed’ the guards in Utah: a report

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As a couple, wanted for murder in Arizona, and is on the run for three weeks after allegedly overpowering the guards in, Utah, during their delivery, have been captured Wednesday, authorities said.

Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan, Barksdale, 59, was arrested and taken into custody without incident, U.s. Marshals Service, have been announced. The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that it has helped in the arrests, but it does not say where the couple was found.

The two agencies plan to have a joint press conference in Phoenix, arizona at 11 o’clock, Thursday, for further details about the couple’s capture, Tucson, KOLD-TV reported.


The couple were being transported on the Henrietta, N. Y., to Pima County, Ariz., Aug. 26, when they will be in any way “overpowered two security guards” in Blanding, Utah, with the help of an unspecified medical cause.”

She is kidnapped to be the two guards on duty and a third person detained, and the management of a private prison, transportation of the vehicle to Vernon, Ariz., where they got a Red GMC Sierra pick-up from someone you know, KOLD-TV reported. They have to leave the van with the three locked up in one way or another, evaded a sweeping raid conducted by several agencies, including the FBI, the report said.

Authorities have previously said they believe married couple was to get help — from biker gangs and white supremacist groups — to escape capture. On Monday, Blane Barksdale, was placed on the u.s. Marshals Service’s 15 most Wanted List and the reward for information leading to his arrest was increased to $25,000, The Arizona Republic reported. The reward for information leading to Susan Barksdale’s arrest was set at $10,000.

The suspects were initially arrested on 24 May in the northern part of the state of New York, who is charged with first-degree murder, burglary, arson, and auto theft in connection with the disappearance of the previous Bligh, 72, who was reported missing after the April 16 fire, or explosion, in his Tucson home.


Bligh’s car was found the day after the fire. While his body has not been found, the researchers say that the evidence in the car indicated that he was most likely dead. The Barksdales were later identified as suspects. The researchers believe that more than 100 firearms have been stolen from the house, KOLD-TV reported. Only 30 have been recovered.

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