Shelton Police Grab Attempted Kidnapper

SHELTON, Wash. – On Saturday, July 28th at about 2:30 in the morning a Mason County Deputy was flagged down by a 33 year old female who had been walking S/B on Olympic Hwy S near Harvard Street in the City of Shelton. Lieutenant Les Watson tells KBKW, the female subject reported that a stranger had tried to abduct her as she was walking on the sidewalk toward her destination. She said she was able to get away after a brief struggle during which she bit her attacker’s hand. The Deputy alerted other local police units via radio. Within a few minutes a Shelton Police Officer responding to the area observed a dark colored pickup truck exiting a side street with its headlights out. The Officer initiated a traffic stop on the truck and detained the driver/sole occupant of the vehicle. The driver of the pickup truck was identified on location by the victim as the person who had attacked her. He had what appeared to be a fresh, bleeding injury to his hand.
The suspect, a 55 year old male, was booked on charges of Kidnapping 2nd Degree and Assault 4th Degree. He is identified to be James Alan Shelton with an address in Mason County. Shelton is being held in the Mason County Jail on a bail of $100,000.