LAKE STEVENS, Wash. -- A Spokane man has been arrested as a suspect in the stabbing death of a woman in Lake Stevens.
Officers arrested Anthony E. Garver, 25, Tuesday night at an Everett restaurant.
Authorities said Garver was linked to the homicide by DNA evidence and surveillance video that showed him at a restaurant with Phillipa S. Evans a few days before the 20-year-old was found dead June 17 at her home.
Garver, also known as Anthony Burke, was convicted of harassment in 2006 in Spokane and is still under Department of Corrections supervision. Representative Norah West said he has spent most of the time in federal prison. He was released from prison in March but failed to report for state supervision so an arrest warrant was issued.
Garver triggered a two-week long manhunt in 2009 in Spokane County. He was released from federal prison and disappeared while traveling via Greyhound from California to Spokane. He was supposed to report to Geiger Work Release.
U.S. Marshals eventually found Garver camping out in the foothills of Mount Spokane.
Garver previously served time for threatening to blow up the Department of Social Health Services building in Spokane. Officials considered him armed and dangerous and consider him an extreme risk to re-offend. Authorities said Garver has a history of mental disorders and has been violent in the past.