‘Camping Trip’ Ends Abruptly for Two Maine Fugitives

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Portland, ME
– The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent
Offender Task Force and Oxford County Sheriff’s Office announces the
arrest of Neil Roy Canney, 52, and Selena Canney, 49, in Carter County,
TN. Both individuals were sought by Maine authorities and were
considered armed and dangerous. The criminal duo are accused of
assaulting a 67-year-old Buckfield man after breaking into his home in
the early morning hours of July 27th, where the victim suffered stab
wounds to his chest and blunt force trauma.

According to Investigators, Neil and Selena
Canney, allegedly entered the victim’s home in the early hours and
forced him to other parts of the house at gunpoint. While inside the
residence, the victim was both beaten with a handgun and stabbed. The
victim escaped to a neighbor’s house and called police.

The U.S. Marshals were asked to join this
investigation shortly after the incident and developed information that
the suspects were believed to be hiding out in the vicinity of Hampton,
TN. The U.S. Marshals were able to coordinate and share this information
with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Carter County
TN Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Carter County TN Sheriff’s
Office, Deputies located the suspects’ vehicle early this morning on a
road near a local trail. At that time, Deputies from the Sheriff’s
Office located a tent a few hundred yards onto the trail where it was
believed Selena and Neil Canney were sleeping inside. Both Selena and
Neil Canney were taken into custody without incident. Two firearms were
also recovered.

Selena Canney is charged as a fugitive from
justice. Neil Canney is also being charged as a fugitive from Justice
and as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm according to Carter
County affidavits. Both suspects will appear in TN State Court pending
their extradition back to Maine to answer to the Maine charges.

The United States Marshals Service Maine Violent
Offender Task Force was assisted by the Maine Oxford County’s Sheriff’s
Office, Maine State Police, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and
Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office.

The U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender
Task Force is comprised of members of the Maine State Police, Maine
Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police Department, and U.S. Customs
and Border Patrol.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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