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Escaped accused killer Anthony Garver in custody

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UPDATE: FRIDAY 9:55 PM:

In a press conference Friday night Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said escaped accused murderer Anthony Garver was taken into custody. 

Garver had been on the run since Wednesday when he escaped from Western State Hospital through a broken window.

The sheriff 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 is receiving 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.

Knezovich says the community can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Garver is facing federal escape charges and is being booked into Spokane County Jail Friday night.

Sheriff Knezovich says it was good old fashioned police work that led to his capture. 

UPDATE: FRIDAY 9:00 PM: 

In a tweet late Friday night Washington State Patrol has confirmed that Anthony Garver is in custody Friday night.

Further details are expected at a press conference being held Friday night at 9:30 p.m.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says they have scheduled a press conference with an update regarding escaped patient Anthony Garver at 9:30 p.m.at the Public Safety Building. KHQ will be at the press conference at 9:30 and we are working on setting up a live stream. Stay tuned to KHQ.com for more details

UPDATE THURSDAY 6:55 PM:

SCSO has confirmed that they are searching for escaped accused murderer Anthony Garver, who was spotted near Offmy Lane and Macmahan Road in Northeast Spokane County.

US Marshals say that Garver had visited his parents' home there earlier in the afternoon. His mother called 911 when he showed up. 

According to the Associated Press, police say they were previously made aware that Garver may have hidden a cache of weapons in that area.

Lakewood Police believe Garver purchased a bus ticket to Spokane under the alias "John Anderson" after escaping a mental hospital Wednesday night. 

Thursday evening, Helicopters, SWAT, and K-9 teams searched the heavily wooded area near Garver's mother's home. Residents nearby were all warned to stay inside.

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UPDATE: Escaped Western State Hospital patient Mark Adams has been captured in Des Moines, WA. He was sent to the hospital to get treatment after an assault/domestic violence arrest in 2014. Accused murderer, Anthony Garver is still on the loose.

According to the Lakewood WA Police Department Facebook page, bus surveillance photos confirmed that Adams got on a bus from Lakewood to the Federal Way Transit Center. He arrived there around 10:30pm Wednesday night and asked about how to get to the airport. 


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Police say two dangerous men have escaped from a hospital in Western Washington, where they were being treated for mental illness after being arrested for violent crimes. 

One of those men, Anthony Garver, was arrested for first-degree murder. He's originally from Spokane, but committed his crime in Snohomish County.

Garver is 28 years old, and is described as 5 feet, eight inches tall and 250 pounds with long curly brown hair. He was last seen in a brown sweatshirt and orange jail flip flops. He was arrested for first-degree murder in 2013, but was found not competent to stand trial. He had been at the Western State Hospital to receive treatment.

Police say Garver's real last name is Burke. He may also go by the alias of Deryk Garver.

This is not Garver's first escape from police custody. Prior to his murder arrest, he was incarcerated for three years. He escaped from the facility after boarding a bus in California.

The other man, Mark Alexander Adams, is from Snohomish County, but police say he may try to flee to California.

Adams is 58, 6 feet tall, and 210 pounds with long blond hair. He was sent to the hospital to get treatment after an assault/domestic violence arrest in 2014.

According to a press release from the Lakewood Police Department, both men were discovered missing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It's suspected the two men left together on foot, but may have gotten transportation. Police say they may have escaped out of a "loose window" in their room.

Police warn that these men should be considered dangerous. If you see them, do not contact them, and immediately call 911.

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