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Ethan Crumbley’s ‘fugitive’ parents James and Jennifer Crumbley ‘found in baseman’ after going on the run during trial


THE “fugitive” parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley were apprehended on Friday night after a manhunt as they each face four charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Police located the fugitives after their car was reportedly found abandoned in the area of Mount Elliott and Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan.

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Ethan’s mother, Jennifer Crumbley[/caption]

Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Ethan’s father, James Crumbley[/caption]

Fox2 reported the pair were found in a basement in Detroit after hours of searching.

Steve Huber, a spokesperson for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, had told The Daily Beast earlier Friday that the Crumbleys were “considered fugitives.

The Crumbley’s lawyer told the Daily Beast in a statement: “The Crumbleys 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.”

Crumbley, a sophomore at Oxford High School, will be charged with one count of terrorism causing death and four counts of first-degree murder.

He also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.


Prosecutors announced their intention to charge the 15-year-old’s parents following the rampage.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said on Friday: “The attorney, this morning, told us if charges were issued, and at that point, they had not (been), that she would make arrangements to have them arrested.

As authorities searched for the Crumbleys following the issuing of charges, Bouchard spoke out on CNN, according to ClickOnDetroit. 

He said: “Given that their attorney said that they would handle this if charges were issued, and now they’re not responding to the attorney — it certainly is indicative of their intent to flee, which is certainly something we plan to stop very short.

“If — anyone in the public knows — where they are, or they see them, please call 911.”

A fugitive team was reportedly hunting for the parents after they did not surrender at 2pm, as they were scheduled to.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard said: “If they think they’re gonna get away, they’re not.”

The FBI and US Marshals are assisting with the search.

Prior to the filing, prosecutor Karen McDonald said: “With the right of owning a gun comes responsibility and the responsibility of a gun owner is to secure that weapon and to keep it out of the hands of somebody who could kill people.

“We can provide all the training and put up metal detectors and try to flag behaviors that are concerning in children.

“But at the end of the day, if we don’t make gun owners responsible for their possession, which most people who own guns do and are in favor of, we all should be responsible,” McDonald added.

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Ethan’s parents were both charged with involuntary manslaughter[/caption]

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Ethan, mbley, a sophomore at Oxford High School, will be charged with one count of terrorism causing death and four counts of first-degree murder[/caption]

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