Suspect in abduction case faces kidnapping charge in 1st degree

Suspect in abduction case faces kidnapping charge in 1st degree

The abduction of Sandra Harris was not a random act.
Harris was targeted, according to Kennewick Police.
Neighbors who heard the news Saturday morning were in shock.
“In fact kidnaps in U.S. are rare it doesn’t happen all that often like you might think in the movies,” says Sgt. Ken Lattin of Kennewick Police.
The kidnapper identified as Theresa Wiltse appeared in court at the Benton County Justice Center this morning.
According to court documents, Wiltse is on a 72 hour hold, and faces a kidnapping in the first degree charge and says she did not act alone.
That two other men, named Jose and Jesus, were also involved in the kidnapping.
We returned to the neighborhood this afternoon, as neighbors tried to digest why anyone would do this.
“I’m so surprised, this is crazy,” says neighbor Alec Hobb of Kennewick.
The victim’s husband, Randy Harris reported that his wife had been taken from their residence on the 200 block of east 41st in Kennewick against her will on Friday.
Kennewick Police Department along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated contact with Wiltse who demanded a ransom for the safe return of Sandra Harris.
A money exchange was arranged in rural Franklin County for her safe return.
Members of the Tri-City Regional Swat Team assisted with the apprehension of Wiltse, but she did not hold up her end of the bargain.
Wiltse was arrested as part of the investigation Saturday, while investigators continued their search for the victim.
Late Sunday morning Harris’ body was discovered by the Benton County Sherriff’s Office off of Coffin Road and Interstate-82.
The cause of Harris’ death remains under investigationThe abduction of Sandra Harris was not a random act.Harris was targeted, according to Kennewick Police.Neighbors who heard the news Saturday morning were in shock.

“In fact kidnaps in U.S. are rare it doesn’t happen all that often like you might think in the movies,” says Sgt. Ken Lattin of Kennewick Police.

The kidnapper identified as Theresa Wiltse appeared in court at the Benton County Justice Center this morning.

According to court documents, Wiltse is on a 72 hour hold, and faces a kidnapping in the first degree charge and says she did not act alone.

That two other men, named Jose and Jesus, were also involved in the kidnapping.

We returned to the neighborhood this afternoon, as neighbors tried to digest why anyone would do this.

“I’m so surprised, this is crazy,” says neighbor Alec Hobb of Kennewick.The victim’s husband, Randy Harris reported that his wife had been taken from their residence on the 200 block of east 41st in Kennewick against her will on Friday.

Kennewick Police Department along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated contact with Wiltse who demanded a ransom for the safe return of Sandra Harris.

A money exchange was arranged in rural Franklin County for her safe return.

Members of the Tri-City Regional Swat Team assisted with the apprehension of Wiltse, but she did not hold up her end of the bargain.

Wiltse was arrested as part of the investigation Saturday, while investigators continued their search for the victim.

Late Sunday morning Harris’ body was discovered by the Benton County Sherriff’s Office off of Coffin Road and Interstate-82.

The cause of Harris’ death remains under investigation.