Carrying two kidnapped boys, man runs from deputies

Carrying two kidnapped boys, man runs from deputies
Carrying two kidnapped boys, man runs from deputies

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Two young boys are safe after being kidnapped early Friday morning from their Moses Lake area home.

The day before the kidnapping deputies were called out to the Larson Housing Area at Arlington Drive and Lowry Street for a man screaming and yelling in the street. Law enforcement found 30-year-old, Shane J. Soares, acting out because he said “the Lord told him to.” He also said his home was “infested with demons.”

Despite his claims deputies didn’t have enough cause to detain Soares for a mental health evaluation or charge him with a crime so he was released.”

Then around 12:15 a.m. Friday Oct. 21, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a frantic call from Celena Robinson of 906 Lowry Street. Robinson said Soares was her roommate, and he had just kidnapped her two boys, ages 3 and 4.

Robinson said Soares accused her of poisoning the two boys. Robinson said Soares awakened the two boys in their bedroom, scooped up one child under each arm and fled on foot eastbound on Arlington Drive towards Patton Boulevard. She said Soares was a roommate and had no legal rights to the boys.

Responding deputies found Soares with the two children at Arlington Drive near Patton, and when Soares saw the deputies, he picked up the two boys and ran. Deputies caught Soares after a short foot chase, and the boys were returned to their mother unharmed.

Soares was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second degree kidnapping, and lodged in the Grant County Jail.