The part I wonder about is which way were they headed? If they were "headed home" then they were going the wrong direction for the Wittsburg parole (unless the map I pulled up is wrong--entirely possible.)
Again, I'm not making a judgement one way or another. So far the only story is that they were headed home, and that appears to be in the opposite direction. That could lead to some trouble. Perhaps they were headed to the parole rather than heading home, but it needs some reconciliation.