Fugitive couple from North Carolina arrested in Seattle

Seattle Post-Intelligencer/November 22, 2005

A fugitive couple sought in the murder of the husband's mother in North Carolina were arrested without incident early this morning in a Seattle apartment.

King County sheriff's deputies picked up Scottland Kevin Belk and Rhonda Simpson Belk just after midnight in an apartment near the corner of 115th Street South and Rainier Avenue South, said sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart.

The two are in custody and face extradition to North Carolina.

Both are wanted for investigation in the killing of Margarette Moser Kalinoski, 59, whose body was found in her home Oct. 28th, days after she died, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

The fugitives were considered armed and dangerous.

Scottland Belk "calls himself a reverend" in the white supremacist group Aryan Nations, formerly known as the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nations) and based in Hayden Lake, Idaho, said Seattle police officer Richard W. Pruitt.

He pleaded guilty to bank robbery in 1998, was released from prison in 2001 and apparently was living with his wife and mother at the time his mother was killed, investigators said. He has numerous tattoos, including the word "Aryan" on his back.

Investigators believe the Belks stole a white Freightliner cab and 175 gallons of diesel fuel from Belk's former employer on Oct. 22 and drove to Gainesville, Texas, where they reportedly have relatives, then took a bus to Seattle. The Belks apparently have friends in Washington state and Idaho, police say.

The couple may have also have been helped in their flight by others in the Aryan Nations, police said.

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