MARYSVILLE—UPDATE: 3/12/10 - Marysville police have captured accused baby killer and pharmacy robber James Fryberg.
Marysville Police say a man matching a description of James Fryberg robbed the Haggens pharmacy Tuesday night just before 6pm. Detectives were able to obtain independent witnesses who identified Fryberg as the robber through photo line-ups.
Although no weapon was seen by employees of the pharmacy, the suspect implied that he had a firearm when he demanded prescription narcotics from the clerk. Marysville Police say Fryberg should be considered armed and dangerous.
Marysville Police are asking for the public's help in locating Fryberg so that he can be taken into custody.
"We do not want the public to intervene or to try to apprehend Fryberg, but rather ask that people call 911 to report his whereabouts."
Anyone that has or believes they have information regarding the robbery or the whereabouts of James Fryberg are asked to also call Marysville Police Detectives at 360.363.8350
An accused baby killer is on the run and cops want him behind bars. A million dollar warrant has been issued for James Fryberg.
Fryberg failed to appear in court Tuesday morning. He's accused of killing his girlfriend's baby in May, 2009. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail in November and charged with second-degree murder in the case.
Here is the suspect's info:
Wgt: 160 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Officials say the baby died as a result of blunt trauma. Fryberg first told police the baby had fallen down the stairs but an autopsy confirmed that the baby was killed.
Relatives claim that the child began showing unexplained bruises when his mother and her boyfriend, who had been dating for two months, first moved into their Marysville apartment.|
The night of the reported fall was only the second time that Fryberg had been left alone with the child, who had shown a black eye and a swollen face after the first time Fryberg was left alone with him, according to the police reports. The report also said that Fryberg blamed these earlier injuries on a dog.
Fryberg told police that child had fallen and said that the child fell asleep on the couch after he picked him up and gave him a bottle.
Fryberg reported that when he woke up May 14 at approximately 1 p.m. the child wasn't breathing, approximately 12 hours after he'd been gasping for breath.
According to the police report, detectives concluded that Fryberg was "the only person that could have caused the injuries" which resulted in the child's death.