Deja Vu: US Marshals hunting for Anthony Garver again

Published On: Mar 14 2013 11:52:03 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 15 2013 11:00:55 AM PDT
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A manhunt is underway for a notorious Spokane fugitive, considered dangerous and mentally unstable. US Marshals say Anthony Burke, 26, also known as Anthony Garver, was released from federal prison last month, was supposed to check in with his probation officer but never did.

Sound familiar? That's because this is the exact same thing he did back in 2009.

Garver has a criminal history that goes back nearly a decade, including his headline-making turn in 2006 when he was arrested for threatening to blow up some DSHS offices in North Spokane. He then topped that by threatening to kill both the judge and prosecutor in his case.

In 2008 Garver was sentenced to three years in prison, given credit for time served and was released in 2009.

When he failed to report to a work release program, US Marshals went on a month-long manhunt for him, finding him hiding out in the woods near Mt. Spokane.

 "He had a camo coat, camo pants and camo net over him and he was really trying to stay concealed," Deputy US Marshal Bob Doty said in 2009.

The following year, 2010, saw Garver involved in a high speed chase with the Montana Highway Patrol, at one point driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 trying to hit cars head on.

Again he was arrested and just last week he was released from a federal prison in Colorado.

He was transported to western Washington, told to check in with his probation officer within 72 hours but never did.

Thursday morning Spokane police spotted a stolen car with Colorado plates. They took the driver into custody but later released him after US Marshals determined it wasn't Garver.

And so, like in 2009, the US Marshals are involved in a manhunt for Garver

Garver is 5'11", 185 pounds and has brown eyes, brown hair. If you see him do not approach him. Call 9-1-1 right away or the US Marshals office at (509) 368-3618.