- Monday August 9th, 2010 :: 01:30 p.m. MDT
FUGITIVE UPDATE-Tracy Parish captured in Meeteetse,WY, other fugitive and possible accomplice still at large.
Tracy Parish, escaped prisoner from Arizona, was captured in Meeteetse, WY at 6:20am this morning. Both McCluskey and Welch are still at large and are considered armed and extremely dangerous, but not believed to be in Yellowstone Park any longer. Do not approach and call authorities if spotted. Photos are on Nixle page for this event. Please see U.S. Marshals Service latest press release below:
For Immediate Release
Contact: Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Henman
District of Arizona (602) 206-3882 or
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
August 09, 2010
Arizona Prison Escapee Captured, Hunt Continues for Accomplices
Phoenix, AZ – An escaped murderer from an Arizona prison was apprehended this morning in Park County, Wyo. Tracy Province, 42, was arrested today at 6:20 a.m., in Meeteetse, Wyo., by U.S. Marshals and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department after being observed walking through town.
At the time of the arrest, Province was carrying a hitchhiking sign with “Casper” written on it. He was also found in possession of a handgun. After the arrest, Province stated he was relieved he was caught. This arrest was a direct result of a tip received placing him in that area.
On July 30, John Charles McCluskey, 45, Tracy Province, and Daniel Renwick, 35, escaped from the Arizona State Prison at Kingman. Casslyn Welch, 43, is believed to have assisted them in the escape.
On Aug. 1, Renwick was arrested in Rifle, Colo., after a brief car chase and firing a weapon at a pursuing police vehicle.
Information was developed by law enforcement in New Mexico linking the escapees to the murders of an elderly couple at a campground in Santa Rosa that occurred last week. The couple’s camper had been set on fire and was discovered in Santa Rosa while their truck was found abandoned approximately 120 miles away in Albuquerque. Police in New Mexico are investigating the murders.
McCluskey and Welch are still being sought by law enforcement. It is believed they are no longer in the Yellowstone Park area but still in the state of Montana. McCluskey and Welch are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Anyone with information on the fugitives are asked to call their local police or the ASP Kingman Escapees Task Force in Arizona at 602-542-1212. A $40,000 reward has been offered for information resulting in the capture of the escapees.
Province is being held in the Hot Springs County Jail in Thermopolis, Wyo., pending extradition to Arizona.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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