Update: 2:20 p.m. Feb. 19:
The Neon involved has been found and police are following leads on the location of the Dodge Charger. THe police would like to thank the public for providing information and note that the vehicles are no longer wanted.
Interviews with the mother and her son are ongoing in an attempt to determine if criminal activity occurred in front of the Village Drive home this morning. The involved parties have been slow to provide details about the circumstances.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is on scene in the 2653 and 2657 Village Drive, Cottonwood, regarding an apparent kidnapping incident that occurred around 6 a.m. YCSO detectives sought help from the public in locating the victims, suspects and two vehicles involved.
YCSO detectives announced at 1:15 that "Samantha" and her son, who were apparently kidnapped this morning, have been located in Clarkdale in good condition.
Detectives are interviewing the pair to determine the circumstances regarding the incident this morning. Detectives are still looking for both suspect vehicles. The suspects' identities are pending as detectives attempt to sort out the circumstances.
According to Lt. Tom Boelts, of the Yavapai Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau, the sheriff's office has no suspect identities confirmed.
Please call 911 to report any information to help investigators locate the suspects.
"I believe we had three separate calls to dispatch," Boelts said, adding that one caller knew the female victim.
Asked if the victims had been inside the 2600 block Village Drive buildings in question, Boelts answered, "We believe they were outside."
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Gray 2016 Dodge Charger Florida License Plate: BPV4583 with a broken driver’s side window. Vehicle has been entered into a national crime data base as stolen.
SUSPECT: Unknown Hispanic male felon, WHO IS ARMED WITH A SHOTGUN & DANGEROUS
VICTIM: "Samantha" – last name not released– in her 30s, was forced into the Dodge Charger at gunpoint.
The suspect vehicle may be in the company of a silver Dodge Neon, unknown license plate. The Neon may contain two adult males.
A 14-year-old male was apparently kidnapped during the confrontation. The 14-year-old is the son of "Samantha" who was forced into the stolen Dodge Charger before being driven away.
Detectives are working to identify these suspects and updates will be provided as soon as possible. Suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
Suspects could possibly be in the area of Cottonwood and Camp Verde.
Do NOT attempt to apprehend.
Call 911 to report any suspect/vehicle sightings. Case number 16-006469. Contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov
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