A mentally ill man who refers to himself as "the son of Satan" and who law enforcement officials considered dangerous was captured Saturday, a day after he escaped from Western State Hospital.
Jonathan D. Wilson, 26, of the Everett area was taken into custody without incident about 4 p.m. at a Tacoma park when someone reported he appeared drunk in public, state officials said.
Police were not involved in apprehending Wilson at the park. He was taken to Tacoma General Hospital, where Lakewood police met him. He was to spend the weekend in the Pierce County Jail.
The secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services, which runs Western State, ordered a review of Wilson’s escape, to be presented to her within 72 hours.
Wilson was admitted to the Lakewood mental hospital Jan. 18 on an involuntary civil commitment for 90 days, spokeswoman Kris Flowers said. He was committed to Western State after being jailed in Snohomish County in 2008 on a conviction for second-degree robbery.
After serving his jail time, he was placed at the Monroe Correctional Facility for a probation violation and later released to the Snohomish County Evaluation and Treatment Center. From there, Wilson was taken to Western State.
An alert from the state Department of Corrections to law enforcement agencies described Wilson as delusional, paranoid and dangerous. He had indicated he was sanctioned to kill people at random, according to the alert.
Wilson had developed an infatuation for his Everett-based mental health caseworker, and when she did not return his affections, he threatened to “bomb her office,” the alert stated.