Alabama fugitives face more charges in ND

Published 2:41 pm Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DICKINSON, N.D. — More charges have been filed against two Alabama fugitives accused of shooting at officers in southwestern North Dakota’s Stark County, robbing a Dickinson movie store and being involved in a chase and standoff with law enforcement near Gladstone.

Twenty-two-year-old Ashton Mink and his 25-year-old wife Jacquelin Mink have been charged with attempted murder and a second count of criminal conspiracy to commit murder.

The couple, along with Ashton Mink’s sister, 25-year-old Angela Mink, and 26-year-old Joshua Southwick, were charged earlier with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Authorities say Southwick and Ashton Mink escaped from a Perry County, Alabama prison in May. Angela and Jacquelin Mink allegedly helped them.