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2 Not Guilty Pleas In Washington Fake Kidnapping

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Two people accused in a fake kidnapping that alarmed people at a Sequim (skwim) park pleaded not guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct charges.

Jason Holden and a relative, Shellie Baskins, were arraigned in Clallam County District Court in Port Angeles. A third person, Jesse Holden, was scheduled to be arraigned, but the hearing was postponed until next Thursday to allow him time to find another lawyer.

The Peninsula Daily News reports ( ) the three could face nearly a year in jail or a $5,000 fine if convicted.

The Holdens wore ski masks and grabbed Baskins' 4-year-old son April 13 at Carrie Blake Park and drove off in a van. They later said they were making a video to promote child-abduction awareness. Parents and other witnesses were outraged.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News,

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