By NAT LEVY
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND REVIEW
After six weeks on the run from federal and local law enforcement, attempted murder suspect Edward Mark Olsen turned himself in in Arizona Friday evening.
Bainbridge police searched for the suspect following an incident on Nov. 29 when Olsen, recently paroled from a California prison, allegedly broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend, doused her and their 12-year-old son with lighter fluid and threatened to set them on fire.
A police press release said local officials have worked with the FBI and U.S. Marshals since the incident to track the suspect. Evidence placed him in Florida, Nevada and California before Olsen, 49, called police in Chandler, Ariz. Olsen informed the police that he had several felony warrants for his arrest and wished to turn himself in.
Olsen submitted to police without incident. He is being held on charges of attempted murder, burglary and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
This article was originally published in the Bainbridge Island Review on January 9, 2010.
Nat Levy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.