Bail set at $1M on conspiracy charges for alleged accomplice of escapees

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) - A judge has raised the bail to $1 million for a woman accused of helping two men escape from an Alabama prison and shooting at a Highway Patrol trooper in North Dakota. Angela Mink is one of four people facing North Dakota charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit murder.

Assistant Stark County State's Attorney Rhonda Ehlis told Judge Allan Schmalenberger at a hearing Monday that Mink is a flight risk. Schmalenberger agreed with prosecutors' recommendation to raise Mink's bail. It had been set at $50,000. Mink's brother Ashton and his wife, Jacquelin, remain hospitalized after a June 6 shootout with authorities. Bail has not been set for the fourth suspect, Joshua Southwick.

Authorities say Southwick and Ashton Mink escaped from an Alabama prison in May and that Angela and Jacquelin Mink helped them.

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