Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 20, 2013

Police say woman was on run for 36 years

For 36 years, many knew her as Kathlyn Regenia Rose. But police knew her by a different name and finally caught up with her.

Nearly four decades after police say Kathlyn Regina Huff was wanted in connection with an attempted murder in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Marshals captured her outside her Farmington Hills home.

Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service took Huff, 58, into custody Wednesday evening in her driveway as she was getting out of her car, ending 36 years on the lam under a different name. She was 22 at the time police say she took part in the crime.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Cold Case Squad launched an investigation of Huff's case this month. The task force requested help from the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team after information led it to believe she was living in Farmington Hills.

The apprehension team determined Huff was living in a home in the 30000 block of Gladstone.

While staking out the home, Huff drove up and officers took her into custody.

"No matter how many years a fugitive is on the run, we will hunt, we will search, and we will pursue until they are brought to justice," Robert R. Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said in a statement.

In 1977, Huff was formally indicted on allegations of attempted murder after she allegedly shot a man in the head.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the man who was shot was her common-law husband at the time. The two got into an argument, Huff pulled out a handgun and shot him in the head, Chris Bozeman, spokesman for the Marshals Service in San Antonio told the Express-News. Bozeman said the man survived the attack.

While on the run, Huff married and took on her new name.

Huff is being held Oakland County Jail, awaiting extradition to Bexar County, Texas.

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