EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff Lt. Describes Fugitive Bust

Aaron Flint posted on August 19, 2010 08:47 :: 1724 Views

UPDATE: The other two fugitives have been arrested in Arizona, read more by clicking here.

Less than two weeks ago, a nationwide manhunt for Arizona prison escapees was centered on Yellowstone National Park.  That’s where Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mike Linder found himself and two other deputies with the federal US Marshals Task Force.  Then came the break: federal officials got a tip that one of the suspects may have been spotted in Meeteetse, Wyoming and is possibly on the move to Casper.  

While another team headed for Casper, Lt. Linder’s team thought they would miss the big bust as they headed for Meeteetse.  That was not the case, though, as Linder and his team were on the verge of making one of the biggest busts of their career.  

Click here to listen to Linder describe the moments leading up to the arrest of Tracy Province:     

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Meanwhile, two other fugitives are still on the run.  Authorities initially reported that the fugitives were sighted in Arkansas, but it now appears that they are still focusing their search on Western Montana and portions of Canada, as KRTV reports here.  

Arizona officials seeking two fugitives have released new information about escaped convict John McCluskey and his alleged accomplice Casslyn Welch.

McCluskey is missing his left incisor, next to his left front tooth, according to Arizona State Prison officials, and Welch is missing almost half of her right index finger, which is evident because she smokes cigarettes with her right hand. 

Click below to listen to the entire raw interview with Lt. Mike Linder.

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