Agents Pursue Montana Leads for Fugitive; Suspected Accomplice

Escaped convict John McClusky, believed to be near the Canadian border as of August 10th.
Escaped convict John McClusky, believed to be near the Canadian border as of August 10th.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities are pursuing leads in Montana in their search for an escaped killer and a woman after another fugitive was captured in Wyoming. Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says 42-year-old Tracy Province was arrested Monday with a handgun, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park.

The search for 45-year-old fugitive John McCluskey and his suspected accomplice, 44-year-old Casslyn Welch, focused for a time on the park. But authorities now believe they've fled, with agents following leads in Montana. The U.S. Marshals Service said Monday it had received tips from the area east of Montana's Glacier National Park.

Province, McCluskey and Daniel Renwick escaped from a private Arizona prison on July 30. Renwick, who turns 37 on Tuesday, was captured Aug. 1 in Colorado.

Efforts to find the remaining three intensified after they were linked to a double homicide in New Mexico, with the case airing Saturday on "America's Most Wanted." The badly burned skeletal remains of 61- year-olds Linda and Gary Haas of Tecumseh, Okla., were found in a charred camper last Wednesday morning on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico.

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, Wyoming, pending extradition to Arizona.

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