The parents of the 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 spokesperson Rudy Harper told CNN.
James and Jennifer Crumbley’s shocking disappearance prompted a Be On the Look (BOLO) alert Friday afternoon, with the U.S. Marshals eventually taking over a search for them after they failed to surrender for a 2 p.m. arraignment. Their car was found shortly after midnight and heavily armed police swarmed an industrial building in East Detroit before arresting them without incident, according to CNN which was on the scene.
The Crumbleys were charged Friday with four counts of involuntary manslaughter over 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.
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Prosecutors filed criminal charges against the parents of 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, the Michigan teenager accused of fatally shooting four classmates in the deadliest U.S. school shooting of 2021.
Authorities have been searching for them since the couple missed their arraignment that was scheduled for Friday afternoon.
The US Marshals Service was helping local authorities search for the couple and had offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information that could lead to their arrest.
Crumbleys parents were caught in Detroit after vehicle found, sheriff’s office says. The shooting which occurred earlier this week at Oxford High School in Michigan left four dead.
The Crumbleys’ lawyer Shannon Smith insisted they were not ducking the police but instead “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,” Smith
Sixteen-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 17-year-old Justin Shilling died. Seven more, including a teacher, were injured.