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Arizona boy taken into custody in connection to burglary, homicide

PHOENIX — A 14-year-old Arizona boy who was on the run after being named as a suspect in a burglary and homicide in a northeastern county was taken into custody on Wednesday.

Joshua Cade Richardson was taken into custody “without incident” by deputies with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, the department announced in a tweet on Wednesday.

Richardson was thought to be on the run after being named in connection of the murder of 54-year-old TerriLynne Collins. He was last seen in the Show Low area on Tuesday, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Attorney Ernest Collins Jr., a Phoenix-area lawyer, said he was on the phone with Collins when she was killed during an encounter with an intruder in the rural community of Concho, the family’s get-away and future retirement home in eastern Arizona.

The community is about 160 miles northeast of Phoenix.

Collins Jr. said his wife was killed while struggling with the intruder after she went to a trailer on the property in response to a text for help from the couple’s 18-year-old daughter.

Collins said his wife called him before she went to the trailer and that he was able to hear much of what happened during the fatal encounter.

When deputies from the Apache County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, they found a body inside the home and signs of foul play. They had originally been called about a possible home burglary in Concho.

Authorities said Richardson may have been armed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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