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OSP Detectives Investigation Leads to Arrest of Oregon State Hospital Escapee in Utah
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A 26-year-old psychiatric patient wanted for felony escape from the Oregon State Hospital in Salem was arrested Sunday afternoon in Ogden, Utah. A second person identified as his girlfriend was also arrested.
Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives confirmed DAVID ANDERSON, who had escaped from a supervised hospital yard on Saturday afternoon, was apprehended about 3 p.m. Sunday by Ogden Police Department and taken into custody. OSP detectives forwarded information to Ogden police of an address possibly belonging to a relative of ANDERSON where he may be at. Upon their arrival, Ogden police confirmed the presence of a vehicle believed associated with the escape and subsequently found ANDERSON.
A second person described as ANDERSON's girlfriend, identified as TEYA MOSES, age 20, from Kimberly, Idaho was also arrested on a felony warrant out of Oregon charging Escape in the Second Degree to wit: Aiding and Abetting.
ANDERSON was admitted to the state hospital in May 2005 as a forensic commitment for criminal mischief, theft, burglary and probation violation from Douglas County.
Questions related to the return of ANDERSON and MOSES to Oregon should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney's Office on Monday.