Alicia Buzzard, who had been missing after leaving Philhaven in Lebanon County, and her accused captor, Elliott Ravert, were arrested Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They were caught shoplifting at a local Wal-Mart, Myrtle Beach Police Department confirmed.
The 21-year-old left the facility Tuesday evening with Ravert, 18. According to police, Ravert arrived at the facility on Tuesday, demanded to see Buzzard, and threatened two nurses with a gun.
Buzzard's mother, Jacqueline Shay, said her daughter has several mental illnesses including bipolar disorder and needs medicine routinely.
Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Shay called her daughter's arrest unfortunate, but was relieved that her daughter had been located.
"All I care about is that she's safe and our prayers were answered," she said. "I don't care if she's in jail or not; she's safe."
Buzzard and Ravert were placed in-custody at a Myrtle Beach jail, where they will be arraigned and eventually extradited to Pennsylvania, Shay said.
Ravert faces robbery, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats charges from the initial incident in Lebanon County.