One Dangerous Psych Patient Captured, Another Still On The Loose

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One of two dangerous escaped psych patients in Washington state has been captured, but the other is still on the loose.

Police found Mark Alexander Adams, 58, Thursday, one day after he and another patient broke out of a Washington state psychiatric hospital. The other escapee, Anthony Garver, 28, was arrested for murder in 2013 but was too mentally ill to go to trial. He is still on the loose, Q13Fox reports.

“ADAMS was just picked up in Des Moines without incident,” the Lakewood Police Department said on Facebook. “He is on his way back to Lakewood to be interviewed by detectives. One down … one to go!!”

A bus driver reported seeing both escapees Thursday morning, and police were able to get surveillance video. Authorities believe they could have sneaked out of a window and said they got a two hour head start on police.

Garver, who has schizophrenia, was tried on murder for allegedly tying woman to a bed and stabbing her to death, but the judge ruled him not fit for trial. A manhunt is still underway in the search for Garver, who is considered dangerous. Authorities said he is a 5 feet, 8 inches and 250 pounds man with curly, brown hair and a beard and mustache.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported that Garver was “convicted.” The copy has been corrected to reflect that Garver was only charged.

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