U.S. Marshal says Arizona fugitives may be in Arkansas

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- The U.S. Marshal for Arizona says an escaped inmate and his fiancee may be in Arkansas.

David Gonzales says a couple who robbed a beauty store Wednesday morning in Gentry, Ark., fit the description of John McCluskey and his fiancee, Casslyn Welch.

Gentry is in northwest Arkansas, near Bentonville, where Welch's mother lives.

Gonzales says they are trying to obtain surveillance film from the robbery.

Earlier Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Service announced they had developed information that McCluskey and Welch dyed their hair in an effort to elude capture. It is believed McCluskey has dyed his hair dark and has a dark beard. Welch may now have blond hair and appears to be thinner.

McCluskey and Welch have eluded authorities since he and two other inmates, Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick, escaped from an Arizona prison on July 30. Province and Renwick were recaptured.

McCluskey and Welch were last seen in Montana near the Canadian border.