(Las Vegas-AP) September 15, 2005 - After 12 years on the FBI's Most Wanted list, a fugitive in a Las Vegas armored truck heist has turned herself in.
Federal authorities say Heather Tallchief surrendered Thursday in Las Vegas. She's accused of driving an armored truck loaded with $3.1 million in cash away from the Circus Circus casino in October of 1993. And in comments to reporters, she acknowledged her role.
She says turning herself in is "the right thing to do."
Her lawyer says she got tired of hiding, and that she wanted her ten-year-old son to have a chance at living a normal life.
The lawyer was with Tallchief when she surrendered Thursday morning.
He described her as an impressionable 21-year-old who blindly followed an older boyfriend during the theft. The boyfriend, Roberto Solis, is still a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
Tallchief says she doesn't know where he is, although they have a son together.