Crystal Lynnette McGuire, who was wanted in connection with a gang-related attempted murder in Claxton in December, was arrested without incident in Louisiana on Wednesday by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
“Our investigators were in contact with Louisiana authorities throughout the day after learning McGuire may have been in that area,” Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said. “She was located and arrested earlier this afternoon by sheriff’s deputies in Sabine County.”
The Sheriff’s Department said it does not have information about McGuire’s extradition or when she may be brought back to Anderson County.
“It may be several days before all the paperwork will be completed for this to occur,” Lucas said.
On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department said McGuire was one of five members of the Aryan Nations gang who had been charged with attempted first-degree murder for the severe beating of a 31-year-old Briceville man on Dennis Lane in Claxton in December. Three of them were arrested Tuesday: Leonard Lionel Kilgore, 36, of Knoxville, and Jacob Eli Campbell, 33, and Michael James O’Conner Jr., 32, both of Sevierville.
A fourth person, David Lee Dozard II, 32, of Mountain City in upper East Tennessee, is now in state prison on unrelated charges, and the indictments will be served on him later, Sheriff Paul White said.
McGuire, 37, of Powell, was still wanted at that point, and her whereabouts were unknown, White said.
He said investigators obtained indictments from the Anderson County Grand Jury on the five people after a lengthy investigation into the severe beating of the Briceville man, which resulted in serious injuries. It was related to internal gang-related enforcement, the sheriff said.
Besides the attempted first-degree murder charge, the five have also been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and criminal conspiracy. Bond for all five has been set at $100,000.