Wolfe unsuccessfully tried to call Garretson and sent a follow-up message telling her to surrender "before things became worse," to which she responded, "K."
Police executed a search warrant at Paxton's house and found a pink sweatshirt, jeans, black boots and shoes allegedly taken from Goody's.
Garretson contacted police at about noon Wednesday and agreed to turn herself in at the State Police headquarters in South Charleston, Baylous said.
She is being held in South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $150,000, or 10 percent cash, bail.
Jake Nichols wasn't surprised to learn that his brother, while off duty, got involved in trying to apprehend a suspect.
"It didn't matter where he was, he always had his eyes. He was always looking," Jake Nichols said. "He's always cared. He could never turn it off."
Nichols' family is relieved that Garretson is in custody and asked everyone to pray for her and her family, Jake Nichols said.
So far, doctors haven't told him anything specific about his brother's recovery, except that it will be slow. He thanked everyone who prayed and expressed concern.
"God has been very good in a tough situation and I just want to thank him for his mercy," he said.
Garretson is on parole for two fraud convictions in 2011, according to the state Division of Corrections. She was convicted of a felony charge in Putnam County for attempting to obtain drugs by fraud, and convicted of a felony forgery charge in Kanawha County.
If convicted of the malicious wounding charge, she faces two to 10 years in prison.
Staff writer Rusty Marks contributed. Reach Travis Crum at travis.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.