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Posted: 9/20/2009 5:40:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:43:22 PM EST by Cableman]
They finally caught that guy who left the state fair in Spokane.

Found near Goldendale WA.


This is from a banner running on the local channels.

edited.. http://www.krem.com/topstories/stories/krem2-091809-patient-escape-day-2.191907e9f.html

SPOKANE – The manhunt is over for escaped killer Phillip Paul. Authorities caught the Eastern State Hospital patient Sunday afternoon near Goldendale, Washington. Paul is currently being held in the Yakima County Jail. The Department of Corrections and U.S. Marshal’s Office also helped with the search.

Authorities in Spokane, Yakima and Klickitat Counties helped apprehend the 47-year-old around 4 p.m Sunday at an undisclosed location south of Yakima.

Sergeant Dave Reagan tells KREM 2 News that authorities got a credible tip that Paul was hiding out in that area late Saturday. The source told police they gave Paul a ride from Spokane to Goldendale, and dropped him off in that area.

Investigators began searching the area surrounding Goldendale around 3 a.m. on Sunday. A sheriff’s helicopter was called in to help with the search. Officials say Paul was hiding Sunday in a heavily wooded area. However the helicopter above pressured Paul to leave his hiding spot.

Reagan says Paul then attempted to hitch another ride out of the area. A motorist spotted Paul attempting to flag down a ride and alerted police. Detective Roger Knight, Det. Mark Renz, and Det. Sergeant Bill Beeman found the suspect standing in the roadway about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Detectives arrested Paul on the spot without any struggle.

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