Kittitas County man accused of child abduction posts bail, leaves jail

Daniel Kraft

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The man that allegedly tried to kidnap a 9-year-old child in Cle Elum has been released from jail after posting bond.

36-year-old Daniel J. Kraft was arrested on Mar. 7 during a traffic stop. Earlier that week, he allegedly grabbed a child by the arm as they were walking from school near Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary School. The child punched him and ran away.

He was booked for alleged assault on a child in the third degree, as well as child abduction in the second degree.

Kraft bonded out and was released from jail a day later on Mar. 8.

He currently lives in Ellensburg.