Fugitives face more chargesre charges have been filed against two Alabama fugitives who are accused of shooting at officers in Stark County, robbing a movie store in Dickinson and being involved in a chase and lengthy standoff with law enforcement near Gladstone.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
More charges have been filed against two Alabama fugitives who are accused of shooting at officers in Stark County, robbing a movie store in Dickinson and being involved in a chase and lengthy standoff with law enforcement near Gladstone.
Ashton Mink, 22 and his wife Jacquelin Mink, 25, were charged with attempted murder and a second count of criminal conspiracy to commit murder last week.
The two are accused of trying to escape from a standoff on June 6, running out of a garage they were hiding in and firing handguns at law enforcement, according to a Stark County criminal complaint. The couple was reportedly handcuffed together when they exited the garage, but it is unclear why.
“They were shooting at officers,” Tom Henning, Stark County state’s attorney said Monday.
Officers reportedly returned fire and the couple were injured. Ashton Mink was reportedly shot in the hip and hand, while Jacquelin Mink is believed to have shot herself in the chest, Henning said.
“I’m not clear on the extent of her wounds,” Henning said.
He waited to charge the couple with two more counts until he had enough information to do so.
“I didn’t have one report when we started and so when I finally got them all, then I could put them together… and be satisfied that I had everything correct,” Henning said.
Their bond remains at $1 million, He said.
The couple, along with Ashton Mink’s sister, 25-year-old Angela Mink and Joshua Southwick, 26, were charged with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery last month.
Henning does not expect to file anymore charges against any of the fugitives.
“I don’t know for a fact that I’m not going to come up with something else, but I’m not planning on it right at the moment,” Henning said.
Ashton Mink and Southwick reportedly escaped from an Alabama prison in May, and authorities believe Jacquelin and Angela Mink helped them escape.
All four fugitives are being held at the Southwest Multi County Correction Center in Dickinson.
Jacquelin Mink’s attorney, Todd Schwarz and Ashton Mink’s attorney, Kevin McCabe, were unavailable for comment Monday.