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For Immediate Release

August 12, 2010 SDUSM Richard Tracy, District of Arizona (520) 904-3175
Arizona State Prison (ASP) Kingman Escapees Task Force

Phoenix, AZ – Effective today, the public affairs officer for the ASP Kingman Escapees Task Force will prepare a daily briefing at 10:00 am PST to provide the latest information available. The briefing for Thursday, August 12, 2010 is as follows:

Task Force officers continue to focus investigative efforts in western Arkansas, western Montana, and in various other locations around the United States. The last credible sighting of McCluskey and Welch was August 6, 2010 in Billings Montana. As released yesterday, both McCluskey and Welch have altered their appearances. It is believed McCluskey has dyed his hair dark and grown a beard and Welch may have blonde hair.

All information indicates McCluskey and Welch are still traveling together and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. It is likely they are reacting, rather than taking deliberate action. As the manhunt protracts, it is highly possible they will become more desperate, creating increased danger to law enforcement and the general public. If they are encountered, call local law enforcement immediately.

While it is believed McCluskey and Welch continue to drive the 1997 Nissan Sentra (gold, grey, or tan in color), they are experienced “over the road” semi truck drivers. They have been known to utilize full service truck stops, rest areas, and camp grounds and may continue frequent facilities such as these.

As significant developments occur, further information will be released.


John McCluskey (Captured) Casslyn Welch (Captured)
John McCluskey Casslyn Welch

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