Brother & Sister Get Kidnapping Charge In Yakima Amber Alert
A brother and sister have been charged in the armed kidnapping of a one year old boy that triggered an amber alert on Tuesday morning. The duo, Jessica or Manuel Mendoza, are facing charges of burglary, kidnapping, and assault linked to the kidnapping of Jessica's one year old son according to news reports. Allegedly Jessica convinced her older brother Manuel to kidnap her son back because she was having a custody dispute with the boys father. Manuel then went to where the boy was being watched, broke down the apartment door, pointed a gun at his teenage nephew who was watching the boy, and kidnapped him.
About an hour after the amber alert was released, both the boy and his mother were found, Manuel and Jessica were arrested, and the boy went to CPS. Jessica and Manuel are both expected back in court in 2 weeks to formally face their charges.