Mother and uncle in custody after Yakima child abduction
YAKIMA, Wash. — The mother and uncle of a child who authorities say was abducted at gunpoint remain in custody following court appearances.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Jessica Mendoza and her brother, Manuel Carrosco Mendoza, were arrested Tuesday and jailed on suspicion of kidnapping and other possible charges.
At a court hearing Wednesday, Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld set bail at $10,000 for Jessica Mendoza and at $75,000 for her brother.
Police say the case arose out of a custody dispute with the child’s father.
Police say Manuel Mendoza kicked in an apartment door Monday and took the 17-month-old boy at gunpoint. Police records show that the suspects deny he was armed.
The child was unharmed and returned to his father.