Suspects are Alabama prison escapeesAuthorities say two men who escaped a rural Alabama prison have been arrested with two suspected accomplices after a nearly 14-hour standoff more than 1,200 miles away in North Dakota.
(AP) - Authorities say two men who escaped a rural Alabama prison have been arrested with two suspected accomplices after a nearly 14-hour standoff more than 1,200 miles away in North Dakota.
A federal law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter said the four were taken into custody around 2:25 p.m. Saturday.
Joshua Southwick, 26, and Ashton Mink, 22, escaped from the Perry County Detention Center in Uniontown, Ala., on May 25. Authorities say Angela Diana Mink, 25, and Jacquelin Rae Kennamer Mink, 25, Mink’s sister and wife, helped the men escape.
The official said Southwick and Angela Mink surrendered to authorities. Ashton and Jacquelin Mink both received gunshot wounds as they tried to escape and were being treated at a hospital.
The alleged armed suspects went out, "Bonnie and Clyde style," Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning said during an afternoon press conference.
The suspects allegedly robbed the movie store, avoided an attempt by the Highway Patrol to stop them, shot at law enforcement and holed up in a garage at a farmstead this morning.
Before the suspects were located, the Highway Patrol shut down Gladstone. No one comes in.
“We cordoned off the area and searched vehicles,” State Patrol Regional Sgt. Norman Ruud said.
Gladstone resident Anthony Jasmann saw numerous lights at about midnight and didn’t know what was going on. He thought maybe there was an accident so he and a friend went out to see what was happening. They got near the interstate and law enforcement stopped them.
“Six or seven cops pulled their guns on us,” he said, adding they told them to put hands up, don’t move and pop the trunk. Officers asked if they had seen a gray SUV and told them there had been an armed robbery.
See Sunday’s Press for more on the story.
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