Original sketch of suspect from King County Sheriff’s Office. Suspect is now identified as Kevin J. Perkins.

Original sketch of suspect from King County Sheriff’s Office. Suspect is now identified as Kevin J. Perkins.

Update: Suspect in August kidnapping booked

The attempted attack occurred on Aug. 13 in unincorporated King County.

The suspect in an attempted kidnapping from August has been identified and booked into King County jail.

Kevin J. Perkins was identified using DNA, according to King County Sheriff”s Office. After identification, a $500,000 warrant for first degree kidnapping was issued.

On Thursday Oct. 4, Perkins was arrested in Tukwila. The Sheriff’s office said this was with the help of U.S. Marshals and the King County warrants unit. No other information has been released at this time.

The following is from the original article:

On Monday, Aug. 13 around 11:45 p.m. a 16-year-old was turning the corner of South 272 Street and 42 Avenue South in unincorporated King County when she spotted the SUV on the side of the roadway.

She stopped her jog when she saw the suspect standing outside the vehicle. Deciding things were weird, she chose to turn around when he grabbed her.

The suspect grabbed her throat and pushed her into the SUV driver’s seat.

The survivor struggled as the suspect was getting her pants partially down but kicked the suspect, knocking him over. She then began to scream and honk the horn of the car. She also said she was able to scratch the suspect’s face.

When he got back up the suspect grabbed her again, but she removed her sweatshirt to break free. He then grabbed her leg and the survivor’s shoe came off, but she was able to run away and flag down a passing vehicle for help.

The suspect is believed to be a white male in his 50s wearing all dark clothing. He was 6-foot-2 with a thin build and salt-and-pepper shoulder length hair.

The suspect was driving an older dark colored four-door SUV, similar to a Toyota 4 Runner.

More in News

Courtesy of Mary’s Place. Volunteers from KeyBank’s Hispanic-Latino Impact Networking Group and Key Women’s Network gave a formerly homeless family “everything they would need to start fresh in a new apartment” through the Make-a-Home program.
Volunteers needed to help displaced families

A mother and her children found a home in Renton thanks to Mary’s Place nonprofit

Staff, council scrap city-wide 20 mph plan

Neighborhoods can still request lower limits

Buses moving out of downtown

A new transit center may spur affordable home construction

From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.
Councilmember sees loss of airport grant as a opportunity

Tricky airport planning is taking longer than expected, risking a $100K grant

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.
No age cap to fly

On Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12 seniors from Burien, Mercer… Continue reading

Clear winners in a tight Renton primary

Pavone and Maxwell qualify with a six vote difference

Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.
Downtown plaza promises a hotel, apartments and a park

The plans for the old City Hall location have been cemented by Cosmos and city leaders

Local church group reenacts families’ pilgrimage

This summer, over 90 youth, ages 14-18 from the Renton area re-enacted… Continue reading

Most Read