Police: 1 of 2 Ariz. escapees captured in Wyo.

Tracy Province



PHOENIX — Federal agents today captured one of the two convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison in Wyoming, and were still searching for the other inmate and a suspected accomplice.

Tracy Province was arrested with a handgun in northwest Wyoming, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park, said David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona.

The other inmate, John McCluskey, as well as suspected accomplice Casslyn Welch, were still on the lam.

“They consider themselves as Bonnie and Clyde,” Gonzales said. “This is very, very serious business.”

Efforts to find the trio intensified after they were linked to a double homicide in New Mexico.

Province, McCluskey and Daniel Renwick escaped from a private, medium-security Arizona State Prison near Kingman on July 30 after authorities say the 44-year-old Welch threw wire cutters over the perimeter fence. Welch is McCluskey’s fiancee and cousin.

The three later kidnapped two semi-truck drivers at gunpoint and used the big rig to get away, authorities said. The group left the drivers unharmed in the truck at a stop just off Interstate 40 in Flagstaff and then fled. Renwick was arrested Aug. 1 in Rifle.


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