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Authorities charge 2 - 1 from PV - with helping inmates

Authorities have charged two women - one who is from Prescott Valley - with helping convicted felons after they escaped from prison near Kingman.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office on Monday charged 42-year-old Diana Joy Glattfelder and 68-year-old Claudia Washburn with hindering prosecution and conspiracy to commit escape.

Glattfelder lives in Prescott Valley and is the ex-wife of escapee John McCluskey, according to the Associated Press. Washburn, of Payson, is McCluskey's mother. Both are accused of providing money, supplies or transportation to the inmates and their alleged accomplice, Casslyn Welch.

It was not clear if the women had attorneys. Attempts by The Daily Courier to contact Glattfelder or her family were unsuccessful before press time Monday.

Three violent inmates escaped from a prison near Kingman last month. Two have been captured but authorities say McCluskey is still on the run with Welch.