The parents of Ethan Crumbley, the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, were arrested early Saturday in Detroit, officials said.
James and Jennifer Crumbley were found on the first floor of an industrial building on Bellevue Street, near where their vehicle was found overnight, Detroit Police Spokesman Rudy Harper told CNN.
The Crumbleys were charged on Friday with four counts of manslaughter in the shooting their son, Ethan, is accused of carrying out on Tuesday, when four students were killed and seven others wounded at Oxford High School.
Authorities have been looking for them since the couple lost the charge that was scheduled for Friday afternoon.
The US Marshals Service was helping local authorities search for the couple and offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information that could lead to their arrest.
The arrests came after authorities revealed more information on Friday about the circumstances that led to the deadly shooting.
Two lawyers working with the couple said they left town on the night of the shooting “for their own safety” and weren’t fleeing.
But prosecutors were concerned about the couple’s flight because they had no ties to their community, and authorities had trouble locating the Crumbleys after their son was prosecuted, a law enforcement source told CNN on Friday.
A law enforcement official told CNN the parents withdrew $4,000 from an ATM in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on Friday. Rochester Hills is about 10 to 15 miles from Oxford.
Police were tracking the couple’s whereabouts through cell phone pings, but the signal dropped because the couple’s cell phones were turned off, the official said.
Ethan Crumbley, 15, was charged as an adult with terrorism, murder and other charges in the riot north of Detroit that also left seven people injured. The shooting was the deadliest on a US K-12 campus since 2018 and the 32nd attack since August 1st.
Reference: CNN Brasil