TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13/3TV/CBS 5) -- The Tucson murder suspects who escaped from custody appeared before a judge for the first time since being recaptured. 

Blane and Susan Barksdale are both being held on $1 million bond.

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Video of the their court appearances showed Blane Barksdale emotionless while Susan Barksdale looked down several times and cried at one point.

The judge dropped the charge of unlawful flight and ordered them to not have contact with each other.

They're scheduled to be back in court on Thursday, Sept. 19. 

U.S. Marshals say that law enforcement officials took the Barksdales into custody Wednesday night.

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They were in a home in a remote area of Tonto Basin, Arizona, which is a town located just north of Roosevelt Lake.

On Thursday, the Arizona Department of Public Safety tweeted video of the operation. The first person seen being taken into custody is the homeowner. The second person is Susan Barksdale and the third person is Blane Barksdale.

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The U.S. Marshals Service held a news conference Thursday morning following the arrest.

“We are relieved to have the Barksdales in custody. Law enforcement teamwork and support from concerned communities led to their capture,” said Director Donald Washington. “The Marshals Service did not rest until these violent offenders were off the streets to face justice.”

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U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona David Gonzales said, “The 16-day intensive manhunt for Blane and Susan Barksdale ended last night. Their arrest in Tonto Basin, a remote and secluded area of Arizona, was the direct result from tips from the public in addition to federal, state, and local law enforcement working as a team.”

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Deputy marshals said they tracked the couple to Tonto Basin, where they had gotten a tip about an acquaintance of the Barksdales who lived in the area.

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After identifying the home in question, approximately 50 officers from multiple agencies surrounded the residence and secured the area.

[WATCH: Neighbor Bradley Hill's cell phone video]

A few minutes later, Susan Barksdale came out and surrendered quickly and peacefully to authorities.

"She was sobbing, very upset," said officials.

But she did confirm that her husband was inside.

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Initially, officials say Blane refused to come out of the residence.

But when he did finally emerge, officials say he was "uncooperative and cussing at the marshals," as well as "flipping them the bird and not responding to commands."

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Officials say they had to use "less-lethal" means to take him into custody, including a taser. 

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. 

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Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, escaped custody while being extradited back to Arizona from New York, on Aug. 26.

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The husband-and-wife team overpowered and kidnapped two security officers and a third inmate near Blanding, Utah. The couple then drove to Vernon, AZ, where they obtained a Red GMC Sierra pickup truck from an acquaintance. They then abandoned the prisoner van with the three locked inside.

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The Barksdales have been charged with first-degree murder by the Tucson Police Department in the death of Frank Bligh, 72, who has not been seen since fire consumed his home April 16. Evidence found at Bligh’s residence led detectives to determine the fire was intentionally set.

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Detectives also believed more than 100 firearms were stolen from the home and only around 30 have since been recovered.

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Additional evidence uncovered during the investigation led detectives to obtain homicide arrest warrants for the couple. The charges on the warrants include first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, arson of an occupied structure, criminal damage and auto theft.

 


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