Murder suspect Scott Eizember sighted in Depew

Sunday, November 23rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Eizember's capture started with his possible sighting at a Depew church. Authorities believed Eizember might have been looking for food, when he gave an elderly woman quite a scare.

News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger says Doyce Pitre had to be carried into her Depew home after she broke her ankle running from a man with a gun, a man police suspected to be Scott Eizember. "I didn't eyeball him that good I just got outta there!"

Police say the suspect broke into the Depew community pantry through a window. Pitre says she was waiting for a friend to arrive, when she noticed a bearded man with a gun looking back at her. "I went in and looked and there's a closed door. This door popped open and took off."

She says she didn't stick around to find out if it was Eizember. The 74 year old ran to a neighbor's house for help. "She couldn't hardly walk-grabbed my gun- went to church to see if he's still there." The Creek County Sheriff’s office says they've always suspected Eizember was still in the area. "With the cold weather and the hunters in the woods, he made his move."

And church members say they aren't surprised he showed up here. The pantry is next to the First Methodist Church, the "same" church they say Eizember attended with his ex-girlfriend Kathy Biggs and her parents Carla and Johnny Wright.

Scott Eizember eluded authorities for 5 weeks. He's accused of murdering AJ and Patsy Cantrell in their home on October 18th.

He's also accused of shooting 16 year-old Tyler Montgomery, and severely beating his grandmother. Montgomery was released from the hospital this past week.