Northwest NEWS

September 11, 2000


Bothell Man arrested as he attempts to flee with infant

BOTHELL -- On Tuesday, August 5, at approximately 2:15 p.m., a 32-year-old Bothell man was taken into custody by police for physically assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to harm their infant son. The man was located and stopped by Bothell officers when he attempted to flee their home with the 9- month-old boy. Officers took the man into custody without incident. The infant, who was unharmed during the incident, was immediately returned to his mother. The man, whose name has been withheld pending formal charges, will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, for investigation of domestic violence related felonies, including threats, assault, and violation of a court order.
   Bothell police received a frantic call from a 30-year-old Bothell woman requesting police assistance in stopping her boyfriend who had just left their home, located in the 300 block of 234th Street SW Bothell, with their infant son. The woman told the 911 operator a domestic dispute had occurred between them when the man became extremely angry and drove off with their baby. She said he threatened to harm the infant if he were stopped by police. The woman provided police with his vehicle information.
   The man was traveling south on the Bothell-Everett Highway when heavy traffic conditions caused him to stop near the Country Village Shopping Center in Bothell.
   No knife or gun was found on the man at the time of his arrest. The case is still under investigation.