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Kidnap Charge For Woman Accused Of Taking Son, 6

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UPDATE: SEATTLE (AP) - 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. Highway 2 in the Stevens Pass area.

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Chelan County Sheriff's Office confirms the 6-year-old boy sought in an Amber Alert has been found and is safe. The boy's mother and vehicle have also been found and the mother is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase on Highway 2.

An Amber Alert was initially issued just after 8am Monday morning after the boy's mother, who doesn't have custody of him, forced entry into her mother's home at knife point, tied up her mother, ransacked the home and then took the child.

Thank you to everyone who shared this story and helped in locating the child.

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KHQ.COM - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old autistic boy from Auburn, WA. King County Sheriff's Office is looking for a boy who was last seen at 39723 186 PL SE Auburn, WA who is believed to be in danger.

Mason Joseph Bennatts-Miller is around 3-feet-tall and weighs about 50 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a gray shirt with bright lettering and jeans.

Authorities believe Mason may be with his non-custodial mother, Sandra Bennatts who is a 34-year-old, white female. They may be traveling in a 2009 Gray Acura RDX vehicle with WA license plate, 787YZO.

Sandra is the non-custodial mother of Mason and she forced entry into her mother's home at knife point, tied her mother up and took the boy after ransacking the home. She may have taken a gun with her and is believed to be headed south, possibly to Mexico.
Call 911 immediately if you have any information.

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