On January 18, 2002, Esparza was caught near El Paso, Texas, trying to slip into the U. They declined to extradite Esparza, as is the custom for minor drug offenses. Walsh was arrested for attempted murder after allegedly setting fire to the home of Crook County prosecutor Ron Brown.
Brown, his wife, and three children, ages 2, 5 and 6, escaped the fire at AM.
He then entered a home and stole a car at gunpoint. Thomas was sentenced to 30 years in prison after conviction for attempted murder and first-degree assault, stemming from a shooting at the Shari's Restaurant in Delta Park.
Thomas' sentence was increased because the judge found him to be a "dangerous offender".
He was released the next day after scoring 13 on a scale of 100 for dangerousness.