[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/video/us/2010/08/20/am.bpr.az.fugitive.cnn.640×360.jpg caption="McCluskey and Welch had been on the run since the end of July" width=300 height=169]
A tip from an observant forest ranger led to the arrest of an Arizona prison escapee and his alleged accomplice who had been on the run since last month, authorities said late Thursday.
John McCluskey and Casslyn Mae Welch were arrested at a campground on the edge of Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests in Springerville, Arizona, according to U.S. Marshal David Gonzales.
A park ranger noticed an unattended fire at a campsite and spotted a suspicious car backed into some trees, authorities said.
A license plate check determined it matched the description of one recently stolen in New Mexico, near where a couple was murdered.
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