SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A missing psychiatric patient from the Oregon State Hospital has been taken into custody near Tulelake, Calif., near the California-Oregon border.
Oregon State Police say 40-year-old Martie K. Mitchell was on unauthorized leave since Friday. She was found Monday evening hiding in a residence.
She was committed to the hospital two years ago from Klamath County where she was deemed guilty of attempted murder except for insanity.
Police say she admitted to illegally purchasing a firearm to shoot a detective who was investigating her for drug use and child abuse.
She was sentenced to 20 years under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board.
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