Two individuals who were considered armed and dangerous by Maine authorities have been arrested in Tennessee, a U.S Marshals Service statement said.
The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force, and Oxford County Sheriff’s Office announced that Neil Roy Canney, 52, and Selena Canney were arrested in Carter County, TN. Authorities in Maine sought the arrest of both individuals, who were considered dangerous and armed.
They are accused of attacking a Buckfield man aged 67 after breaking into his Buckfield home at dawn on July 27th. The victim sustained stab wounds to the chest and blunt force trauma, the statement read.
According to investigators, Neil Canney and Selena Canney allegedly broke into the victim’s house in the early hours of the morning and held him at gunpoint. The victim was stabbed and beat inside the house. The victim fled to a neighbor’s home and called the police.
The U.S. Marshals were asked by the FBI to assist in this investigation. They discovered that the suspects may have been hiding out near Hampton, TN. The U.S. Marshals were able to coordinate and share this information with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), and the Carter County TN Sheriff’s Office, the statement added.
The Carter County TN Sheriff’s Office reports that Deputies found the vehicle of the suspects on a road close to a trail early this morning. The Sheriff’s Office found a tent about a hundred yards from the trail, where Selena Canney and Neil Canney were believed to be sleeping. Selena Canney and Neil Canney were both taken into custody. Two guns were also found.
According to the same statement, Selena Canney was charged with being a fugitive. According to Carter County affidavits, Neil Canney is being charged as a felon in possession and fugitive of justice. In Tennessee State Court, both suspects will appear to answer the Maine charges.
The United States Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force was supported by the Maine Oxford County’s Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police.