Suspects Arrested In Utah Murders, Nev. Shooting

Published January 3, 2012 9:36PM (EST)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of suspects was arrested in Nevada on Tuesday in the killing of an elderly Utah couple and the shooting of a woman outside a Nevada casino, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Phelps said.

Phelps told The Associated Press that Logan Welles McFarland, 24, and Angela Atwood, were found Tuesday afternoon walking in a desolate area near Interstate 80 about 35 miles west of the Utah border, not far from where they ditched police in a high-speed chase on Saturday.

Phelps said the couple didn't resist and were taken into custody as suspects in both the killings and the shooting of a woman during a botched carjacking in Nevada.

"They were seen walking about 100 yards off a ranch road," Phelps said.

Earlier Tuesday, authorities issued an arrest warrant for McFarland in the burglary of the Utah's couple's Mount Pleasant home.

Neither suspect has been charged yet with any crime.

Police said a witness told them McFarland bragged at a Friday night party about obtaining money and firearms.

The warrant filed in court Tuesday says McFarland and a woman left in a stolen car for West Wendover, Nev., where police say they shot and wounded a woman in the head during an attempted carjacking.

McFarland and Atwood were last seen in Nevada on Saturday driving a stolen gray Volkswagen Jetta with Colorado license plate 725WHX. They led police on a 50-mile chase at speeds up to 100 mph before turning off the interstate and fleeing into the hills.

Jewelry and other stolen items from the home of the Utah couple, LeRoy and Ann Fullwood, were found in the trunk of a car the suspects took from the Friday night party, police said.

The car was ditched about 45 miles away and a stolen Saturn sedan was allegedly used to drive to West Wendover. A receipt from a fast-food restaurant found in the car indicated the meal was paid for with LeRoy Fullwood's stolen credit card.

The Jetta was then stolen in a motel parking lot.

By Salon Staff

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