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15-year-old arrested in connection to attempted child abduction in Sprague

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Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies announced the arrest of a 15-year-old boy in connection to an attempted child abduction Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies announced the arrest of a 15-year-old boy in connection to an attempted child abduction
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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to an attempted child abduction in Sprague, Washington last Sunday. 

On March 8, 2015 the Sheriff's Office responded to Sprague Park after a man grabbed a 22-month-old boy from a stroller and ran off. The siblings of the victim chased the suspect, who eventually dropped the boy and took off. Deputies searched the area for the suspect but were unable to find him. 

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Sheriff Wade W. Magers initially said his deputies believed the suspect was not from the Sprague area because no one seemed to recognize him. However, during the last 24 hours, detectives focused on a suspect who lives in Sprague. They conducted additional interviews, collected DNA and additional evidence and then executed a search warrant at the 15-year-old suspect's house. 

Detectives also showed a picture of the suspect to one of the victim's siblings, who positively identified him as the person who took the boy. 

The 15-year-old suspect has been arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Detectives on charges of Kidnapping 2nd degree. His name has not been released but he has been booked into a juvenile facility and reports are being forwarded to the Lincoln County Prosecutors Office for official charging recommendations. Because the arrested suspect is a juvenile, the Sheriff's Office says they will not be releasing any further information about him.

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