Marysville – 10.28.17 2:00 PM
Just before 1 AM, Marysville officers were dispatched to Providence Regional Medical Center; Colby Campus. Staff there reported that a female assault victim had been dropped off at the emergency room and was now receiving treatment.
Officers responded to both the hospital and to the woman’s address in south Marysville. The woman, 30, of Marysville, had been stabbed multiple times and was in critical but stable condition awaiting surgery. She spoke with investigators, as did several family members and friends, who had been contacted by the woman’s husband, 45, also of Marysville.
The victim reported that her husband had stabbed her several times after learning she was filing for divorce, drove her to the hospital, and dropped her off. He then fled in his vehicle. He was reportedly suicidal. His whereabouts were unknown.
While detectives were investigating, surrounding agencies—including the Washington State Patrol and both Skagit and Whatcom Counties—were advised to be on the lookout for the suspect and his vehicle.
At about 7:50 AM, Whatcom County deputies and troopers from the Washington State Patrol located the suspect’s vehicle parked on Chuckanut Drive in Bow. The vehicle was idling, and had a hose running from the exhaust pipe into the passenger compartment.
The suspect, still alive, was taken into custody without incident shortly afterward.
Following his arrest, the male was hospitalized and treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. He will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail this afternoon for Assault in the First Degree, Domestic Violence.
The victim remains in stable condition at the ICU.