CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A U.S. marshal says two fugitives were lying in wait when marshals and West Virginia troopers tried to arrest them at a campsite, and opened fire when they were ordered to surrender.
The officers returned fire, killing 26-year-old Dale Maverick Hudson of Burnsville and wounding 36-year-old Peggy Chaffin of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Alex Neville says a deputy marshal aboard a helicopter spotted Hudson and Chaffin at the site in woods in Braxton County on Monday. The pair, armed with rifles, sought cover behind a fallen tree.
Neville says U.S. marshals were searching for Chaffin after she walked away from a halfway house in eastern Kentucky. They developed information that she was with Hudson in West Virginia.
He says Hudson was wanted on parole charges in eastern Kentucky.
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