Montesano Courthouse Shooting

March 11, 2012 by staff 

Montesano Courthouse Shooting, A man accused in a courthouse attack in Washington state that left a sheriff’s deputy with a gunshot wound and a judge stabbed has been arrested. Police search for the man who stabbed Superior Court Judge Dave Edwards and shot a corrections officer in Montesano, Wash., on Friday.

Authorities arrested Steven Daniel Kravetz, 34, Saturday afternoon at his mother’s home in the state capital of Olympia, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said.

The gun taken from the deputy during Friday’s attack in the small town of Montesano and other evidence were recovered, he said.

Scott identified Kravetz earlier in the day as the lone assailant in Friday’s attack that wounded Judge David Edwards and Deputy Polly Davin. Dozens of law enforcement officers had joined the manhunt for him.

Kravetz’s mother called police to turn her son in after authorities released a flier with her photo and her son’s photo Saturday, according to the Seattle Times.

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