2 to face initial charges of conspiracy

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) - A prosecutor says two of four Alabama fugitives captured after a weekend standoff in southwestern North Dakota are due in court to face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning says 26-year-old Joshua Southwick and 25-year-old Angela Mink are scheduled to appear in court via video on Monday afternoon.

They are accused in the robbery of a Dickinson video store.

Authorities say Southwick and Mink's brother, 22-year-old Ashton Mink, escaped from a prison in Uniontown, Ala., on May 25. Mink's sister and his wife allegedly helped the men escape.

The four were arrested after a nearly 14-hour standoff on a ranch just outside Gladstone.

Authorities say Ashton Mink and his wife, Jacquelin, were wounded in an exchange of gunfire and were hospitalized, with their conditions reported stable.

Henning said more charges are expected.

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