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May 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Auburn boy sought in Amber Alert found safe

Update at 12:21 p.m.: The Amber Alert for a missing Auburn boy has been canceled after the boy was found safe and his mother taken into custody, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.

The mother was spotted near milepost 66 on Highway 2 near Stevens Pass. A Chelan County deputy took the mother into custody and found the boy, Mason Joseph Bennatts-Miller, safe in the vehicle.

Earlier, the vehicle had been spotted on Highway 2 near Index by a Snohomish County deputy who initiated a chase. The deputy ended the chase when the suspect vehicle exceeded speeds of 100 mph, according to reports.

Deputies searched the Stevens Pass area before spotting the vehicle. The mother was reportedly out of the SUV and trying to flag down other motorists when she was taken into custody.

Update at 12:06 p.m.: Chelan County Sheriff’s Office confirms the child and mother have been found. Boy is safe and mother in custody.

Update at 12:03 p.m.: Deputies now reporting a child has been found in the car. Trying to confirm identity.

Update at noon: Suspect wanted in Amber Alert has been taken into custody at mileplost 66. The missing child was not in her car, according to scanner traffic.

Deputies are searching the Stevens Pass area.

Update at 11:53 a.m.: Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies are involved in a chase after reportedly spotting the vehicle involved in the Amber Alert.

According to scanner traffic, deputies clocked the car hitting speeds of at least 100 mph heading easy on Highway 2 toward Stevens Pass.

They broke off the chase because of the high speeds and are now searching the area near Stevens Pass.

We’ll update this post as soon as we have more information.

Original post: An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old Auburn boy.

Authorities say the boy is Mason Joseph Bennatts-Miller. A woman, believed to be his mother, forced her way into her mother’s home this morning. She held her mother at knife point, tied her up and took the boy. She also ransacked the house. She is believed to be driving a gray 2009 Acura RDX with Washington license plate #787YZO.

The mother, does not have legal custody of the boy, may also have taken a gun from the home.

Authorities think the woman may be headed to Mexico.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311

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