Authorities say two men who escaped a rural Alabama prison have been arrested with two suspected accomplices after a nearly 14-hour standoff more than 1,200 miles away in North Dakota.

A federal law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter said the four were taken into custody around 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Joshua Southwick, 26, and Ashton Mink, 22, escaped from the Perry County Detention Center in Uniontown, Ala., on May 25. Authorities say Angela Diana Mink, 25, and Jacquelin Rae Kennamer Mink, 25, Mink’s sister and wife, helped the men escape.

The official said Southwick and Angela Mink surrendered to authorities. Ashton and Jacquelin Mink both received gunshot wounds as they tried to escape and were being treated at a hospital.

– Associated Press


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