Kaitlin Armstrong who is wanted by the U.S. Marshals for allegedly gunning down a pro-cyclist in a jealous rage over a love triangle with her boyfriend was previously charged with larceny after she skipped out on a Botox bill.
Armstrong, 34, is still on the run after cyclist Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson, 25, was found dead in an apartment in Austin, Texas on May 11 shortly after going swimming with Armstrong’s boyfriend, Colin Strickland.
Strickland, the professional cyclist at the center of a love triangle that ended in murder has left Texas and will not return until Armstrong is caught, DailyMail.com learned.
This isn’t the first time Armstrong has allegedly broken the law and fled. In 2018, Armstrong Botoxed-and-dashed from a spa in Austin, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Fox News.
The affidavit states that on March 6, 2018, Armstrong went in for a $650 Botox procedure at Aesthetica Med Spa in Travis County, where she filled out forms stating she was financially responsible for the services.
Following the procedure, Armstrong handed over her MasterCard to pay but then before the payment was processed, she told the employee that she had another card in her car that she preferred to use.
Armstrong left the MasterCard on the counter, left the spa, and did not return to pay, the affidavit stated. She was charged with larceny and her bail was set at $3,500 at the time, according to records.
It’s not clear if she was ever sentenced for the theft.
Now, Armstrong is being hunted by the authorities for her alleged involvement in the murder of Mo Wilson.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, who is wanted by the U.S. Marshals for allegedly gunning down a pro-cyclist this month, was previously charged with larceny after she skipped out on a Botox bill
An affidavit states that on March 6, 2018, Armstrong went in for a $650 Botox procedure at Aesthetica Med Spa in Travis County, but fled without paying
Armstrong handed over her MasterCard to pay but then before the payment was processed, she told the employee that she had another card in her car that she preferred to use
Wilson, 25, was found dead in an apartment in Austin on May 11 shortly after going swimming with fellow cyclist and Armstrong’s boyfriend, Colin Strickland.
A police tipster, who did not want to be identified, earlier told investigators that Armstrong flew into a rage on discovering cyclist Strickland’s romance with fellow cyclist Wilson in January 2022.
The informant told police: ‘Armstrong became furious and was shaking with anger. Armstrong told the caller Armstrong was so angry Armstrong wanted to kill Wilson.’
That tipster got in contact with cops on May 14, three days after Wilson was murdered. Armstrong was subsequently questioned by cops, and freed due to a technicality.
The 34-year-old suspect then vanished and has been on the run ever since.
She is now believed to have fled to New York after she was spotted boarding a flight days before a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Colin Strickland (left) has fled Texas where he had been living with his yoga instructor girlfriend Kaitlin Armstrong (right), who is currently on the run after being sought in connection to the murder of elite cyclist Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson
Mo Wilson, 25, was found dead in an apartment in Austin on May 11 shortly after going swimming with fellow cyclist Strickland
The US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force revealed that on May 14 the murder suspect hopped on a flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Houston Hobby and then got on a connecting Southwest flight to LaGuardia in New York.
Authorities released surveillance footage of a woman they believe to be her wearing a black mask covering her face, a denim jacket, a black shirt, white jeans and carrying what appears to be a yoga mat on her shoulders as she goes through the Austin airport.
Armstrong is described as white, with long, curly light brown hair, hazel eyes. She is five-foot-eight inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds.
Armstrong is now believed to have fled the state after authorities released surveillance footage her at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport wearing a denim jacket, a black shirt, white jeans and carrying a yoga mat on her shoulders on May 14
U.S. Marshals described Armstrong as white, with long, curly light brown hair, hazel eyes, five-foot-eight inches tall and weighing around 125 pounds
Friends of Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland, 35, have told DailyMail.com he fears becoming her second victim and has ‘got out of Dodge completely’ until she is caught.
Close friend David, 42, of Lockhart, Texas, said: ‘None of us can sleep. He’s staying out of sight until she’s caught. I do know where he is but I’m not mentioning where for his safety.
‘He’s not in Texas – he’s got completely out of Dodge.’
Armstrong appeared outwardly successful: after a career as a yoga teacher that ended with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, she had retrained as a realtor and started work at Sotheby’s International Realty in Austin in December 2021.
Three years ago, Armstrong met Strickland – a gravel racing star who had acquired sponsorship deals with active brand Rapha and Red Bull.
A keen cyclist herself, she and Strickland regularly rode together, according to a police affidavit, but while he described himself as a racer, he said she was merely a ‘participant’.
Although the couple shared a four-bedroom home in Austin’s East Congress district, police described the relationship as ‘off and on’ and they split briefly in October.
The four-bedroom home in Austin’s East Congress district where Strickland and Armstrong lived together before she went on the lam
In a statement released earlier this month, Strickland spoke of how he met Mo Wilson through cycling and had a ‘brief’ romantic relationship with her at the end of October 2021.
He said he reconciled with Armstrong at the start of December and had no intention of pursuing an ‘auxiliary relationship that would mislead anyone’.
But in the police affidavit, he admitted to changing Mo’s number to an anonymous name on his iPhone after Armstrong found out about the fling in January and deleted her number from his phone.
On the day she was killed, Mo was staying in Austin ahead of a race in Waco – which is 91-miles north.
That night, she went for dinner with Strickland who told police that he had been swimming with the 25-year-old at Deep Eddy Pool before a dinner of burgers at Pool Burger.
Wilson (pictured) was killed shortly after going swimming with Strickland
Wilson and Strickland remained friends after their brief romantic relationship and went for a swim at this Austin municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on the day of the murder
Strickland later issued a statement, and insisted his relationship with Wilson was ‘platonic and professional’
Strickland said he picked her up from the apartment of her friend Caitlin Cash on his BMW motorbike at 5.45pm and dropped her off again at 8.30pm – stopping shortly after to text Armstrong to tell her he had been dropping off flowers to another friend and that his phone had run out of battery.
But unknown to Strickland, Armstrong had allegedly been tracking both him and Mo using cycling app Strava which shows the routes runners and cyclists take.
A neighbor, who asked not to be named, told how her home security cameras caught Armstrong’s black Jeep Cherokee driving up to the property, which sits above a garage at the back of a larger home, at 8.35pm.
She also told DailyMail.com that Armstrong had been caught on camera the previous day, riding a bike in the same spot.
At 9.26pm police received a call from Cash saying she had returned home to find Mo lying on the bathroom floor, covered in blood.
Police said she had been shot several times, although neighbors including the owner of the home directly linked to the garage said that none of them heard any gunshots or any kind of disturbance at all.
The neighbor whose home security captured Armstrong’s car on camera told DailyMail.com that she believes Armstrong used a silencer.
On the day she was killed, Wilson, a professional cyclist, was staying in Austin ahead of a race
Armstrong is believed to have tracked Wilson through her Strava account. Although now deleted, the fitness tracking app was recording Wilson up to the day of her murder
Armstrong was briefly arrested on an old warrant but had to be released when police realized it had expired.
During the police interview, she admitted that it ‘doesn’t look good’ when cops pointed out she had been near the apartment at the time of the murder.
Armstrong has been on the run from authorities since May 13.