Arizona ecapee, accomplice back in jail in Mohave County

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

KINGMAN, Ariz. - Three weeks after his escape from an Arizona state prison set off a manhunt across the West, John McCluskey is back in a Mohave County jail.

McCluskey and his girlfriend Casslyn Welch were transferred late Friday night to the jail in Kingman, not far from the state prison from which he escaped July 30 with Welch's alleged help.

They were captured Thursday at a campsite in eastern Arizona. Two others who escaped with McCluskey were captured much earlier.

The Mohave County Sheriff office says both McCluskey and Welch were booked for escape, kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Welch also faces drug charges. They could face charges in other states related to their three-week flight.

The office says the two will be held in a separate cells by themselves in the highest security level in the jail.