MANILA, Utah – Authorities say a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a Utah jail a week ago have been caught on a Wyoming highway after leading police on a chase that ended in gunfire and left one of the convicts wounded.
A Wyoming sheriff's detective says Danny Martin Gallegos and Juan Carlos Diaz-Arevalo had stolen a vehicle and guns at knifepoint in Manila, Utah last night near the jail and fled on Interstate 80.
When authorities stopped them, the convicts climbed out of the SUV each holding a gun. Gallegos was shot in the stomach and taken to a Wyoming hospital in critical condition. Diaz-Arevalo ran but was immediately caught by authorities and booked into a county jail.