Man wanted in BC homicide arrested in Arizona

Jace Vaughan (Courtesy: Mohave County Detention Center)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities say two fugitives wanted in Michigan have been arrested in northwestern Arizona.

U.S. Marshals Service officials say 30-year-old Nathan Gidley and 19-year-old Jace Vaughan both were taken into custody Tuesday.

Authorities say Vaughan was wanted by the Battle Creek Police Department in the April 2015 shooting death of 18-year-old Justin Madden. Madden was found with a gunshot wound in the 50 block of Rambling Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities initially thought his death was a suicide, but further investigation led them to believe he was killed.

Information surfaced that Vaughan was in the area of Bullhead City, Arizona, where he has family ties. Authorities found him hiding in an apartment in that area.

Authorities say Gidley was wanted by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on two felony arrest warrants for criminal sexual conduct of a minor under the age of 13.

They say Gidley fled Michigan to avoid prosecution and was arrested outside a home in Kingman, Arizona.

Both men were taken to the Mohave County Detention Center and await extradition to Michigan.

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