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Man who took girlfriend from Philhaven waives extradition

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 PM
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Alicia Buzzard, 21, and Elliot Ravert, 18.

(Mount Gretna) -- A Lancaster County man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital in the midstate has waived extradition in South Carolina.

The chief of Cornwall Borough's police department in Lebanon County says Elliot Ravert of Narvon should be back in Pennsylvania next week to face charges including felony robbery, aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats.

The 18-year-old Ravert is accused of ordering two nurses to let him into the locked ward at Philhaven Hospital in West Cornwall Township and taking 21-year-old Alicia Buzzard out of the facility on August 10.

The two were found in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two days later when they were arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart.

Buzzard pleaded guilty to shoplifting and served nine days at a detention center.

She's apparently told officials she won't return to Pennsylvania.

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