Anthony Garver Captured in Washington
As reported by KHQ, two men that escaped from Western State Hospital in Lakewood, southwest of Tacoma, Washington are back in custody.
Mark Alexander Adams, was taken into custody near Des Moines, Washington, earlier Thursday, officials said.
In a press conference Friday night Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said accused murderer Anthony Garver was taken into custody.
Garver had been on the run since Wednesday when he escaped Western State Hospital through a broken window.
Knezovich said Garver was located by a Sheriff’s K-9 unit at about 8:15 p.m. near his parents’ house off of Judkins Lane hiding under a debris pile. Garver received medical attention for dehydration before being taken to the Spokane County Jail.
Deputies and U.S. Marshals have kept an eye on Garver’s parents’ home after he showed up there unexpectedly Thursday afternoon. They searched for Garver in a heavily wooded area between Forker Road and Newman Lake using helicopters in the air and K-9 units on the ground.
Anthony Garver, aka, Anthony Burke, was arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Phillipa S. Evans-Lopez in June of 2013, in Snohomish County.
Garver was committed to the psychiatric facility two years ago after he was deemed not competent to stand trial after being accused of fatally stabbing the woman 24 times.
Knezovich says the community can now breathe a sigh of relief.