Escaped Prisoner and Cousin-Fiance Finally Caught at Campsight
August 20, 2010
Arizona (ChattahBox) – After leaving a campfire unattended, an act which at the very least would have caught the eye of Smokey the Bear, the escaped convict who has evaded police since the end of July and his blood relative fiance have been caught in Arizona, the Daily Mail reports.
It has been what is quite possibly the trashiest story of love, murder, escaped prisoners and incest ever.
John McCluskey and two other prisoners, both of which were caught earlier this month, escaped with the help of McCluskey’s cousin and fiance, Casslyn Welch, with some possible aid from his ex-wife and his mother, who apparently finds prison escape and screwing one’s cousin perfectly acceptable behavior.
The two, as well as one of the other prisoners, have been connected to the murders of an elderly couple who were found in their burnt trailer, and whose car was found abandoned a hundred miles away.
The two were eventually found in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, after a park ranger became suspicious of what appeared to be an unattended campfire in an area used for campers.
When police arrived, Welch was awake, and McCluskey was asleep in a sleeping bag beside her, outside of the tent. Welch attempted to reach for a weapon but gave up when she realized what a stupid idea it was to wave a gun at an entire SWAT team. McCluskey got up and allowed himself to be arrested peacefully, though he told police he would have shot them had he been able to reach the gun in his tent a few feet away.
Pictures of the two show Welch looking down at the ground in despair, sitting on the hood of a police car handcuffed. Apparently, she never imagined that a country-wide manhunt might lead to them being caught.