LEBANON, Pa. — Authorities say a man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has been returned to Pennsylvania from South Carolina to face charges.
Cornwall Borough police chief Bruce Harris said Tuesday that 18-year-old Elliot Ravert is in Lebanon County prison after extradition. He was arraigned on robbery, aggravated assault and terroristic threat charges and his bail was set at $150,000.
Ravert is accused of ordering two nurses to let him into the locked ward at Philhaven Hospital on Aug. 9 and taking 21-year-old Alicia Buzzard out of the facility. The two were arrested on shoplifting charges Aug. 12 at a Wal-Mart in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Defense attorney Michael Asbell didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.