Kidnap charge for woman accused of taking son, 6

SEATTLE — A 34-year-old woman accused of hogtying her mother, abducting her 6-year-old son and driving 100 mph to elude pursuing deputies has been ordered held on $1 million bail after formal charges were filed.

King County prosecutors charged Sandra Bennatts on Thursday with kidnapping, burglary and custodial interference. Court documents say Bennatts lost custody of her son several months ago and he has been living with his grandmother.

In charging papers, prosecutors say the woman knocked her mother down one flight of stairs Sunday night at the older woman’s Auburn home, dragged her by her hair down more stairs and tied her up. Documents say the little boy begged his mother not to hurt his grandmother. He brought the older woman blankets and chocolate milk.

The grandmother was finally able to get help early Monday and an Amber alert was issued. Bennatts was arrested Monday after she ran out of gas on U.S. 2 in the Stevens Pass area.

More in Local News

Turkey talk: Kindergartners explain the Thanksgiving holiday

Our annual pilgrimage led us this year to Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett.

Police locate suspect in Snohomish River after he fled

They used a thermal-imaging camera to locate the man in the water near Dagmars Marina.

Electrical fire on roof of Marysville school extinguished

There was no apparent structural damage to Cascade Elementary School.

As police closed in, 2 heavily armed pot-shop robbers fled

Cops surrounded the place in Mountlake Terrace. The suspects were tracked by dogs and apprehended nearby.

Hiker rescued on Boulder River trail after 15-foot fall

She was reported to have possible leg and rib fractures.

Alleged philanderer attacked with hammer near Everett

His girlfriend had accused him of cheating and allegedly called on another man to confront him.

State waging war with tenacious ivy, an invasive ‘bully’

The public is being asked to help with a study by collecting and sending in samples.

Plans being developed for surplus school land

Two major projects could be built on properties owned by the Edmonds School District.

Most Read