08-01-2010, 11:35 AM #1
NM - Prison escapees charged in robbery, murder of Gary & Linda Haas
Authorities continued a manhunt Saturday for three convicted murderers who escaped a day earlier from a medium- security prison in northwestern Arizona.
The three men, who officials believe had help, were last seen headed east on Interstate 40 about 5 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
The men escaped Friday night using pliers to cut a hole through a fence of the privately run Arizona State Prison-Kingman, said Deputy Director Charles Flanagan of the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Authorities say the men - along with a suspected accomplice, Casslyn Welch, age 44 - kidnapped two truck drivers from a Kingman truck stop and used the big rig to drive to Flagstaff.
Flagstaff police responded about 5 a.m. Saturday to the Little America Travel Center off I-40 after a call from two truck drivers who said they'd been abducted at gunpoint. The drivers were unharmed.
Authorities have been using helicopters and dogs to search for the convicts.
Records show Tracy Province, 42, has been in the Arizona Department of Corrections since January 1993 and is serving a life sentence for one count of murder and one count of robbery.
Daniel Renwick 36, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to two 22-year prison terms.
John McCluskey, 45, had been in prison less than two weeks, arriving July 17, after a conviction for second-degree murder, aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm. He received a 15-year sentence.
This is the first time there has been an escape from the private prison in Golden Valley, Flanagan said. Management and Training Corp., based in Centerville, Utah, operates the prison.
The prisoners were noticed missing at the 9 p.m. prisoner count Friday, Flanagan said. It had been an hour since they had been accounted for.
Investigators found tracks from the prison facility leading to a perimeter fence, he said.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...#ixzz0vMvs5rZO
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08-01-2010, 11:37 AM #2
Picture of the 3 escaped inmates-
Picture of the alleged accomplice (Casslyn Welch)
08-01-2010, 12:39 PM #3
Do they routinely put murderers in medium security? How in the world did they get pliers? You can bet some heads are gonna roll on this one.
08-01-2010, 02:01 PM #4
One Caught in Colorado
one caught two to go! and then there's the ''lady'' too
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08-01-2010, 02:56 PM #5
Well glad they got the one anyway, but it looks like he split from the group early as he was not involved in the semi hijack, I am sure glad no police were injured in the shoot out.
I can tell you that they do work in prison and they more than likely got the tool from that work area. However, not only are you supposed to keep a written list as to the tools that inmates use, check in/check out policy, but also tools such as this usually have a painted shadow on a pegboard, so at a glance the Officer in charge of Maintenance crew should have known it was gone. Facility wide lockdown and shakedowns are done over missing tools and implements. As far as Perimeter officer being diverted due to giving this lady directions, OMG.... Master Control should have been advised and been watching on monitor, if there is a tower they should have been on it, and when approaching a person from a perimeter vehicle.... lets just say you don't give directions..... Other than, "can I help you, this is a secured perimeter, and you must leave immediately, while holding your service weapon. Yup I would say heads are going to roll....
I hope to God the other two are found and no one is injured before they are or during the apprehension. I also believe the young lady involved should be looking at a very long sentence.
08-01-2010, 10:42 PM #6
08-02-2010, 12:40 PM #7
I just pray that these other 2 individuals will be able to be found quickly, and be taken into custody safely without anyone getting injured, or a shootout.
08-03-2010, 04:23 AM #8
update on the 2 at large -==- scary
When you read what the two prisoners at large were convicted for - it will send shivers and make you want to write the authorities -- they should have been in a super max prisonJust My Opinion
08-03-2010, 10:42 AM #9
Victim of the Prison Victim Escapee Was Unaware
A man one of the Kingman prison escapees tried to kill didn't know of his escape until he received a phone call from ABC15.
In March of last year, John McCluskey showed up at the victim's Mesa home armed with a shotgun.
McCluskey fired a single shot through the front window and later told investigators he planned to continue shooting but his gun jammed.
"I remember hearing the gunshot," said a neighbor who only wanted to be identified by his first name, Glen.
McCluskey drove off and ditched the jammed shotgun. Mesa Police eventually found him near a golf course not far from the shooting scene.
McCluskey told investigators he would have shot the officer who pulled him over if he still had a working shotgun.
Later that year, McCluskey accepted a plea deal that sent him to prison for the next 15 years.
McCluskey had only served 12 months of that sentence when he escaped from a medium security prison in Kingman Friday night.
Investigators say McCluskey and fellow convict Tracy Province remain on the run.
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08-03-2010, 11:22 AM #11What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you....
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08-04-2010, 01:51 AM #12
08-04-2010, 10:59 AM #13
As far as where they're headed, I saw it in one of the articles when the story first broke, but I need to find it again. Either way, I'm sure it's changed by now.
08-04-2010, 11:01 AM #14
Lax Security Blamed in Inmates Escape
Three convicted murderers escaped a privately run prison in Arizona by using wire cutters that a woman threw over a fence, a state Department of Corrections spokesman said Tuesday.
Officials also said prison staff didn't realize the inmates were missing Friday until after sensors on the perimeter fence sounded and a 9 p.m. head count, which came five hours after the three were last accounted for by prison staff.
The woman who authorities say helped in the escape is Casslyn Mae Welch, 44, of Mesa -- the fiancee and cousin of John McCluskey, one of the three inmates.
She was waiting outside the prison in Kingman as the inmates breached a perimeter fence with the wire cutters and escaped, said department spokesman Barrett Marson.
A security camera captured Welch driving a blue sedan around the facility that holds minimum- and medium-security inmates.
Corrections Director Charles Ryan has said "lax" security created an opportunity for the men to escape. He's scheduled to meet with representatives of the prison operator, Utah-based Management and Training Corp., on Wednesday, Marson said.
"We are going over everything that happened during the night of the escape, and many issues will be addressed with MTC," Marson said.
A spokesman for MTC, Carl Stuart, declined to comment on security at the 3,508-bed facility.
The local sheriff's office wasn't alerted until more than an hour after prison staff discovered the three were missing, and state corrections officials found out about the escape at 11:37 p.m., Maroon said.
Daniel Renwick, 36, was captured Sunday in western Colorado.
Tracy Province, 42, 45-year-old McCluskey and Welch had kidnapped two drivers of a semi-truck in Kingman early Saturday morning and traveled in the rig to Flagstaff, where they left the drivers unharmed, authorities said. The three remain at large and are believed to be together in Arizona, said U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Thomas Henman.
Province was serving a life sentence for murder and robbery, and McCluskey was serving 15 years for second-degree murder, aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm. Renwick was serving a 22-year sentence for second degree murder.
Renwick was being held Tuesday in a Colorado jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, vehicular eluding, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and felony escape. His bail is set at $2.5 million.
Snipped from http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...ates%27-escape
08-06-2010, 06:51 PM #15
NM - Charred human remains of 2 people found on NM ranch Aug. 2010-Gary & Linda Haas
The Guadalupe County Communicator reported that someone made the discovery Wednesday behind a barn on the River Ranch, about five miles down a series of rocky and rutted roads behind a Stuckey's eatery off Interstate 40.
Authorities believe the remains are of two people, but their gender couldn't be determined
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