Authorities say they have captured one of the two convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison on July 30th. The U.S. Marshals office says Tracy Province was arrested with a handgun early Monday in Meeteetse, Wyoming. At the time of the arrest, Province was carrying a hitchhiking sign with “Casper” written on it. Another inmate, John McCluskey, and suspected accomplice, Casslyn Welch were still on the lam.
Information was developed by law enforcement in New Mexico linking the escapees to the murders of an elderly couple at a campground in Santa Rosa that occurred last week. The couple’s camper had been set on fire and was discovered in Santa Rosa while their truck was found abandoned approximately 120 miles away in Albuquerque. Police in New Mexico are investigating the murders.
McCluskey and Welch are still being sought by law enforcement. It is
believed they are no longer in the Yellowstone Park area but still in the state of Montana. McCluskey and Welch are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
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.