James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, have been arrested in a Detroit warehouse after going into hiding.
A manhunt was ordered after Crumbleys did not show for their arraignment Friday afternoon in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
According to Detroit Police Chief James White, the Crumbleys were found after a tipster reported seeing their SUV at a building parking lot.
White added that someone might have let the Crumbleys inside the warehouse and that they could be charged as well.
After police found them, the Crumbleys were arrested and booked into the Oakland County Jail and were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter due to the issue of access to weapons.
“The parents were the only individuals in the position to know the access to weapons,” said Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald last Thursday.
McDonald added that Ethan’s firearm which was used to kill 4 students was bought legally by James last week as a Christmas present,
“Any individual who had the opportunity to stop this tragedy should have done so,” said McDonald.
The couple reportedly withdrew $4000 from an ATM and turned off their phones so that they couldn’t be located just a few moments after McDonald announced the charges against them.
The Crumbley couple both pleaded not guilty at their arraignment which was done via teleconferencing.
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