October 21, 2011

Moses Lake man accused of kidnapping

Grant County Sheriff's Office photo

Shane J. Soares
(Full-size photo)

A Moses Lake man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his roommate’s two children.

The boys, ages 3 and 4, are now safe, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Office news release. Their mother, Celena Robinson, told authorities Shane J. Soares, 30, accused her of poisoning them before scooping them up and fleeing on foot with a boy under each arm about 12:15 a.m. Friday. Robinson and Soares lived together at 906 Lowry Street.

Deputies saw Soares with the boys a short time later and retrieved them after a short foot chase.

Soares is in Grant County Jail on suspicion of two counts of second-degree kidnapping.

Late Thursday night, deputies found Soares screaming and causing a disturbance just outside city limits. He said he was yelling because “the Lord told him to,” the news release said. He also told authorities his home was “infested with demons.” However, deputies did not have enough cause to detain him at that time.

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