The parents of high school shooter Ethan Crumbley are now in custody, they were discovered in the basement of 1111 Bellevue, the location the vehicle was discovered by a citizen. We’ll report more as it comes in.
James and Jennifer Crumbley were wanted fugitives after they withdrew $4,000 from an ATM and failed to meet a 4 pm deadline to surrender when charges against them were announced earlier in the day. US Marshals had offered $10K reward for fugitive parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley, 15.
Police found the car the parents of Ethan Crumbley may have been traveling in. The couple’s black 2021 Kia Seltos SUV with the Michigan license plate number DQG 5203 was reportedly found in the 1100 block of Bellevue on the east side of Detroit.
The car was found about a block from where they were ultimately taken into custody.
Here’s a live stream posted by Detroit scanner:
James and Jennifer Crumbley were captured early on Saturday in the basement of a building on the 1100 block of Bellevue Street in Detroit, less than half a mile from the Canadian border, police confirmed.
Their arrest came after the US Marshals offered a $10,000 bounty for information leading to their capture when they fled involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the school massacre perpetrated by their son.
Late Friday night, hours after a 4 pm deadline for their surrender, a tipster led Detroit police to the couple’s abandoned black 2021 Kia Seltos SUV on the east side of Detroit, within walking distance to the Detroit River, which forms the border between Canada and the US.
Law enforcement sources say that the couple withdrew $4,000 from an ATM and have not been seen since Thursday night, when they were under surveillance at a motel where they had been staying since the shooting.
Due to a communication breakdown between agencies, the surveillance was suspended by Friday morning and the parents left the motel unobserved before the charges were announced by prosecutors, according to WDIV-TV.
The Crumbleys’ attorneys, Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman had earlier insisted that their clients were not on the lam and were returning to face the charges.
‘On Thursday night we contacted the Oakland County prosecutor to discuss this matter and to advise her that James and Jennifer Crumbley would be turning themselves in to be arraigned,’ the lawyers said in a statement.
‘Instead of communicating with us, the prosecutor held a press conference to announce charges.
‘The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are returning to the area to be arraigned. They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports.’
However, Smith and Lehman didn’t say when or whether a voluntary surrender had been arranged, and the Oakland County Sheriff’s office said it was not aware of any such plans.