After Randy Greenawalt, Raymond Tison and Ricky Tison were captured Aug. 11, 1978 — Donald Tison had been killed in the shootout in which the others were captured — a manhunt continued for Gary Tison, father of the captured brothers.
Then on aug. 22, his body was found in the desert about one-half mile from the scene of the shootout he had fled.
From the Arizona Daily Star, Aug. 23, 1978:
Officials said Tison might have hidden in caves or mine shafts after the shootout and then come out later and died of exposure.
The missing honeymoon couple
The Tison gang was still suspected in the death of the missing couple whose van they were using at the time of the shootout.
The bodies of James Judge and his wife were found Nov. 15, 1978, in southwestern Colorado. Family members said they were positively identified and that the bodies showed gunshot wounds.
Harold Cardwell, warden at the Arizona State Prison at the time of the escape, was fired. He was actually reassigned to a job as state highway-safety coordinator. In July, 1980, he was fired from that position as well and eventually moved back to Ohio. He had come from Ohio in 1973 to take the prison job.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 23, 1997, Randy Greenawalt was executed by lethal injection for his part in the murders of the Lyons family.
Raymond and Ricky Tison
The Tison brothers were convicted of first-degree murder for the slayings of the Lyons family and sentenced to death. However, the sentence was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. After many appeals and resentencing hearings, each was separately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years.