BULLETIN: Authorities Identify Suspect In Washington State Courthouse Shooting; ‘Wanted’ Poster Issued For Steven Daniel Kravetz, 34: [UPDATE: APPREHENDED]
BULLETIN: (UPDATED at 8:35 P.M. ET U.S.A.) The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office now confirms that Steven Daniel Kravetz has been apprehended. Local media are reporting his mother negotiated his surrender, which occurred without incident.
Our earlier story is below . . .
Authorities in Grays Harbor County, Wash., have identified Steven Daniel Kravetz as the suspect in yesterday’s alleged courthouse attack on a judge and a county detective in the small town of Montesano.
A manhunt is under way. Montesano is in the western part of Washington state, about 73 miles southwest of Seattle.
Authorities have not spoken to the issue of motive. The judge allegedly was stabbed and the detective shot with her own service weapon after a struggle with Kravetz, who allegedly fled the scene and still may have the weapon.
The judge and the detective were treated for their wounds and released from a hospital.
Kravetz is a 34-year-old white male born in November 1977. A “Wanted” poster issued today by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office describes him with these details:
Weight: 175 pounds
Last seen wearing: white shirt, tan pants. (March 9, 2012.)
Kravetz may be in the company of his mother, Roberta L. Dougherty, according to authorities. The mother is not listed as a suspect. Local media are reporting that Kravetz is believed to have called his mother for a ride after the incident yesterday.
Kravetz may have access to a 2005 silver Ford Focus with Tag No AEX8372, according to the “Wanted” poster.
Persons with information are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line: 360-249-3911
See story in Seattle Times.