Two La. fugitives crash vehicle, captured in Memphis

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – Memphis, Tenn., police have captured two fugitives suspected in a fatal carjacking.

The capture came Monday after the two men crashed a vehicle and tried to run away.

Police say 33-year-old Darian “Drake” Pierce and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth were caught about 90 miles from where they were last reported seen, at a park near Jackson. Police say they stole a government pickup after tying up two workers at the park.

Authorities have been looking for them since they escaped from Baton Rouge, La., police barracks on March 4. They are suspects in the slaying of David Michael Cupps of Sunbury, Ohio.

Police think Cupps was carjacked in Vicksburg, Miss. His body was found in Bessemer, Ala.