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Search For Fugitive, Fiancee Focuses on Montana

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) A fugitive and his suspected female accomplice who have been tracked across the West — from Arizona to New Mexico to Wyoming — have apparently fled to an area near Montana's Glacier National Park, authorities said.

The search for inmate John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44 focused for a time on sprawling, tourist-packed Yellowstone National Park, which straddles Wyoming and Montana.

But the U.S. Marshals Service said late Monday it has received tips from the area east of Glacier National Park near the Canadian border.

"There has been a lot of activity in the area," said Fidencio Rivera, chief deputy U.S. marshal for the district of Arizona. "That is one of a few places we are looking at."

He did not elaborate.

McCluskey, Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick escaped from a private, medium-security Arizona State Prison near Kingman on July 30 after authorities say Welch threw wire cutters over the perimeter fence. Welch is McCluskey's fiancee and cousin. Renwick, who turns 37 on Tuesday, was captured in Colorado.

Province, 42, was caught Monday as he walked in sleepy Meeteetse, Wyo., steps from a church where he sat in the pews a day earlier and sang "Your Grace Is Enough." He was scheduled for an extradition hearing Tuesday morning, authorities said.

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