MONTESANO, Wash.March 12 2012 – The suspect in Friday’s attack on a sheriff’s deputy and a judge at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse Friday was arrested at his mother’s home in Olympia on Saturday.
Steven Daniel Kravetz. 34, was arrested without incident, Undersheriff Rick Scott said.
Scott said Kravetz was living in the home with his mother, Roberta. She had no idea what he is suspected of doing until Saturday, and when she found out, she called police.
The deputy’s weapon was found inside the home.
The chain of events began at 12:10 p.m., when sheriff’s deputy Polly Davin confronted a suspicious person in the courthouse building. The man attacked Davin with a sharp object.
Superior Court Judge Dave Edwards saw what was happening and came to Davin’s aid, pushing the attacker against a wall. The attacker then stabbed Edwards.
When Davin attempted to draw her firearm, the attacker knocked her to the ground and took the weapon away from her, then shot her in the shoulder.
Edwards and Davin were taken to the hospital and were released hours later.
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that after the attack, Kravetz ran out of the courthouse and over to a nearby attorney’s office. Once there he called his mother. She picked him up, and 24 hours later led police to him.
Scott said the attorney was critical to the investigation and helped identify Kravetz as the suspect.
Deputies have had contact with Kravetz in the past, one in 2005 for a domestic violence offense. He has been in the courthouse before but he was not listed on any court dockets on Friday. Deputies have no idea why he was there or why he attacked.
Kravetz is being held in the Mason County Jail.
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However, Bradshaw said there was no sign Peixoto would take his own life.Peixoto pulled over a minivan at Casa Del Monte mobile home park west of West Palm Beach, and arrested a driver who had a suspended license, the Sheriff’s Office said at the time.
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Broward County Florida November 29, 2007
A Broward sheriff’s patrol sergeant lied when she claimed an assailant stabbed her on Sunday but won’t face any criminal charges or discipline from the agency, officials said Wednesday.”We’re going to get her some help,” said sheriff’s spokesman Elliot Cohen, explaining that Sgt. Lisa DiSavino had been experiencing personal problems and admitted that those issues led her to stab herself in the stomach and make up the story that she was attacked.DiSavino, 29, had said she was stabbed while on patrol in Tamarac early Sunday.
The seven-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office was treated at Broward General Medical Center and released hours later to continue her recovery at home. She could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
DiSavino is off duty while she recovers from the wound, and officials have offered her additional help through the Sheriff’s Office’s employee assistance program, Cohen said.DiSavino’s call for help about 2 a.m. Sunday, in which she said she was stabbed by a man she had approached at a bus stop along Commercial Boulevard, led to an all-out search for a suspect who officials eventually learned did not exist.The agency for at least six hours on Sunday sent K-9 units, a helicopter and SWAT team members to the area surrounding the bus stop, where part of the search saw deputies combing through bushes. They were looking for a man who wore a Miami Dolphins jersey, just as DiSavino had described, officials said at the time.
Officers from neighboring police departments joined in the search.There were echoes of “not again” from law enforcement officials and residents, with the reported attack coming at a time when violence aimed at South Florida officers has spiked, with the Broward Sheriff’s Office feeling the brunt of it.Only three weeks ago, the agency buried Corrections Deputy Paul Rein, who was shot to death with his own gun on Nov. 7.County inmate Michael Mazza, whom Rein was driving to court that day, was charged in the killing.Rein was the third South Florida law officer slain in the line of duty since August, the tragedy preceded by the Sept. 13 shooting death of Miami-Dade Police Officer Jose Somohano in a South Miami-Dade shootout and the Aug. 10 shooting of Broward Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Reyka outside a Pompano Beach Walgreens.The prime suspect in Somohano’s death was shot dead by police during a confrontation in Pembroke Pines the night of Sept. 13.Reyka’s murder remains unsolved.
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