Police Catch Man Accused of Attempted Kidnapping in Richland
RICHLAND, Wash. - A suspect is in custody in Montana for the attempted kidnapping of a Richland woman early Wednesday.
Below is an exact copy of the information released by Richland Police:
Arrested: Sparks, Aaron M.; 33 year of age male, Richland resident Charges:
First Degree Kidnapping, Attempted First Degree Rape
On January 2, 2013 a female was attacked outside of her home in the 1000 block
of Potter Ave. Through the subsequent criminal investigation Sparks was
identified as a possible suspect. Sparks is a co-worker with the victim in the
kidnapping. A red Toyota Echo was reported being seen in the area where family
members had chased the suspect. Sparks drives a red Echo. Based upon
information gained during the investigation, an attempt to locate order was
entered into the NCIC computer system.
Sparks was reported as a missing
person by family members. Multiple attempts had been made to contact Sparks at
his residence and on his cell phone with no luck. Relatives also reported that
Sparks' vehicle was missing from his residence.
Richland PD was
contacted by the Missoula, MT Police Department. They had received a call that
an individual was being treated for self-inflicted wounds. They were able to
identify the subject as Sparks. Richland coordinated with the Benton County
Prosecutor's Office to obtain an arrest warrant. Sparks was held on the
warrant. A red Toyota Echo was being operated by Sparks.
warrant was served on the suspect's residence. Inside police found a box for a
stun gun similar to the one reported by the victim, clothing matching the
description of what the suspect was wearing at the time of the kidnapping, proof
of purchase of gloves similar to those recovered at the scene, handcuffs and a
Sparks is currently in custody in Montana. A search
warrant for his vehicle is pending. Richland Police investigators are working
with members of the Benton County Prosecutor's Office to coordinate Sparks'
return to Washington.