CAPTURED: Suspect who kidnapped, beat and robbed young woman in King County

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SEATTLE — 12/15/16 Stephan Tremaine Woods was taken into custody by DOC Specialist John Conaty with the NW Community Response Unit and Seattle Police officers from the West Precinct who provided support. Woods was located thanks to a Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.  He was hiding at a building near the north end of Boeing Field.  Woods is WMW Capture #843.

A young woman kidnapped, robbed and beaten — all at the hands of Stephan Woods.

Department of Corrections officers say he knew his victim, wanted money from her and lured her to a meeting place in Kent where he had a car and a driver waiting to help hold her hostage.

“Once inside the car Woods assaulted the victim,” said DOC Ofc. Emily Isaacs. “He grabbed a chunk of her hair, pulled it out about three inches wide. He also punched her in the nose and the mouth, ended up chipping her tooth. This went on for quite some time. Stole her backpack. All of this over $6. This didn’t satisfy him, so then he made the victim go to her house. He stole several items from her parents. She begged for them to get returned to. He said ‘no,’ only if she gave him money, so she convinced him to drop her off at a bus stop. As he did so he goes, ‘I hope you learned your lesson.’ Learned what lesson? This is an individual who’s violent, he’s on the run, has a lengthy domestic violence history and we need your help to find him, now.”

Now, he’s breaking probation on his crimes and is wanted by the DOC for Escape in King County.woods

Woods has also been busted for violating a domestic violence no contact order, multiple thefts, hit and run, and drugs.

He’s 21 years old, 5’8” and weighs 150 pounds.

If you know where he’s hiding, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or use the P3 Tips App to claim the cash reward for his arrest.