Seattle is focus of search for couple in North Carolina killing

SEATTLE (AP) — A couple sought in the death of the husband’s mother in Charlotte, N.C., may be in the Seattle area, police say.

Scottland “Scott” Kevin Belk, 38, a white supremacist who served time for bank robbery, and his wife, Rhonda Simpson Belk, 37, may have arrived in Seattle by bus Nov. 9 or 10, Seattle police officer Richard W. Pruitt said.

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

They should be considered armed and dangerous, police in both jurisdictions said. Police have not given a motive for the killing.

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, Pruitt said.

Belk 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, and may seek treatment for a serious medical condition, police said.

Investigators believe the Belks stole a white Freightliner cab and 175 gallons of diesel fuel from Belk’s former on Oct. 22, 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 Belks may be getting help in their flight from others in the Aryan Nations, police said.

“We’re not going to rule that out, so we’re going to take an obvious look at this group,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Gary McFadden McFadden told WCNC Television in Charlotte.

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Nov. 22, 2005

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