Blane Barksdale- National- 2019 (Added in 2019) (CAPTURED!!) Aug 28, 2019 2:50:57 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 28, 2019 2:50:57 GMT -5
(Above photo credits: fox13now.com)
US Marshals Wanted Poster for Blane Barksdale: www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/barksdale/barksdale15.pdf
US Marshals Wanted Poster for Susan Barksdale: www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/barksdale/barksdale-s.pdf
From Fox 13 Salt Lake City (fox13now.com):
BLANDING, Utah — Authorities are looking for a man and woman who escaped from the custody of security guards Monday evening as they were on their way to Arizona.
Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, are wanted in connection with the April 2019 murder of a 72-year-old Frank Bligh in Phoenix. They were arrested in New York State and were being transported back to Arizona when they overpowered two security guards near Blanding. They are believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
The Barksdales were last seen driving a red GMC Sierra pickup truck with Arizona license plate 127XTY. The truck has damage on its front passenger side and rear bumper. Their direction of travel is unknown.
Blane Barksdale has numerous tattoos on his arms and hands.
Officials with the FBI, US Marshals Office and Apache County Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the investigation. Call 9-1-1 if you see them.
Thoughts? Based on local news reports, Blane and Susan were still at large at least as of August 27th, 2019. Other reports suggest they "overpowered" the security guards but don't say how. As for the homicide itself, no motive was given, although the Barksdales apparently also faced robbery and arson charges in his death (Bligh's house had been burned down and another suspect, Blane's nephew, was arrested with the arson): tucson.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/accused-in-tucson-killing-escape-while-being-returned-to-pima/article_0ffc387c-c903-11e9-af15-f392d041ac44.html#96
I have two questions, which is A) What is with these private transport companies? As we saw with Oscar Menjivar-Herrera on The Hunt, these suspects keep escaping them and B) Why weren't Blane and Susan separated as opposed to being transported together which in turn would allow them to talk and scheme with each other?
UPDATE: On September 9th, 2019, Blane Barksdale was added to the U.S. Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted list, with Susan Barksdale mentioned as also still being at large as of September 9th, 2019.
The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading directly to Blane Barksdale’s arrest. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Susan Barksdale’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-877-WANTED-2, or submit information through the U.S. Marshals Tips app at www.usmarshals.gov/tips.
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