"Armed and Dangerous" fugitives arrested in Missouri after being in Central Nebraska
A pair of Kansas fugitives who got away from Nebraska authorities last week were arrested in Missouri.
The pair were the subject of an alert sent to Central Nebraskans last week warning that they were armed and dangerous.
Dustin Bilbrey, 36, and Rebecca Humphrey, 33, were wanted in connection with a pair of armed robberies on May 18 in Salina, KS.
Captain Paul Forrester of the Salina, Kan., police department told Local4 Wednesday that Bilbrey and Humphrey were arrested about 7:00 PM Friday, May 24.
Forrester said Atchison County, MO, sheriff's deputies and Tarkio, MO, police officers arrested the pair in a stolen Ford Ranger pick-up after a traffic stop in Fairfax, MO. Bilbrey apparently fled on foot, but was arrested a short time later. Fairfax is in northwest Missouri near the Nebraska border.
The Atchison County Sheriff's office confirmed that the pair are still in jail there.
On May 23, Hall County authorities sent a message just before 2:45 AM alerting people of two possibly armed suspects believed to be Bilbrey and Humphrey who were attempting to elude police. Hall County Sheriff's deputies, Grand Island Police and Nebraska State Patrol troopers searched a rural area near Interstate 80 and Nebraska Highway 281 A state patrol helicopter was involved in the search for a time The two suspects got away and local authorities suspended the search later that morning.
Salina, Kan., police provided this information about the armed robberies to Local4:
'On May 18, 2019 Saline County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to The Shady Lady, 1540 W. Old Hwy 40, after a man allegedly had his wallet stolen around 1:15 AM. A 57-year-old man from Tryon Nebraska was inside the establishment and went out to his vehicle to get more money. He reported two men approached him from behind and took his wallet from his pocket. The 57-year-old followed the two over to their vehicle, reached through the window and grabbed the steering wheel in attempt to keep them from leaving. The passenger got out a gun and threatened the man.
The victim reported the two left in a dark colored car.
The total loss includes $20 in cash, the wallet, and other assorted contents of the wallet.
On May 18, 2019, Officers of the Salina Police Department were dispatched to the Pilot Travel Center, at 1944 N. Ninth around 6:00 AM. A 48-year-old man from Missouri was walking back to his semi-truck when he felt someone reach for his wallet. The man described the subject as a 6′ white male, approximately 160 lbs, and armed with with a handgun. He demanded money from the truck driver who gave him the $900 he had with him. A female exited a nearby vehicle and also made a comment about the money.
The couple got into a blue 2002 Ford Taurus headed northbound on 9th St. The vehicle was later found burned and abandoned on a rural Saline County road.
Officers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, who lives in Ford County who advised he had lent the car to Dustin Bilbrey.
Bilbrey and Humphrey were wanted on state arrest warrants for aggravated robbery, vehicle burglary, arson, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, criminal damage to property, and theft charges out of Saline County, Kansas.