Blane and Susan Barksdale are suspected of killing a 72-year-old Tucson man and burning down his house.
Blane and Susan Barksdale were located and arrested without incident by the Navajo County Sheriff's Office and the US Marshals Service, the Sheriff's Department announced on its Facebook page late Wednesday.
On May 1, an arrest warrant was issued for the Barksdales on charges including first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, arson and auto theft, police said.More news: Oil rises as new Saudi minister commits to output cuts
The couple allegedly fled to NY after killing 72-year-old Frank Bligh in Tucson in April.
On Monday, Blane Barksdale was placed on the U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted List, and the reward for information leading to his arrest increased to $25,000, The Arizona Republic reported.
Susan Barksdale feigned an illness to get the van they were in to stop as they were being extradited to Arizona, and when the vehicle pulled over near Blanding, Utah, they overpowered the two guards when they opened the rear doors, us marshal for Arizona David Gonzales has told the Associated Press.
Tucson authorities said the Barksdales might have been getting help to stay in hiding.More news: US Open 2019: Serena Williams criticises 'inexcusable' performance in final defeat
The two homicide suspects who escaped police during transport from Rochester to Arizona have been captured.
He said at a Monday news conference that the marshals were changing their strategy, after a fruitless search for the couple for two weeks.
From there, each drove away in a vehicle for about 40 miles and abandoned the van near the town of St. Johns, Arizona. They don't think the couple made it to Mexico, KOLD says.
During the transfer, the Barksdales "overpowered and kidnapped" their two guards and a third inmate near Blanding, Utah, authorities said. After ditching the van, the couple drove off in the pickup truck, according to Gonzales.More news: Disturbance in Atlantic means more rain for your weekend
The couple then took off with the little money the guards had in their wallets, and then left behind the guards, who tied up in the back, as well as another prisoner. Evidence found there led detectives to conclude the blaze was set.