Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping and attempted kidnapping

Kevin Timothy Brown was charged with attempting to kidnap Target customer, kidnapping Fry’s employee.

Kevin Timothy Brown, 30, pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment to two charges — attempted kidnapping in the second degree and kidnapping in the second degree.

A case setting hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the King County Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Brown was denied bail. He is currently in custody at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.

On June 23 around 11:25 a.m. Renton Police Department detectives responded to The Landing Target to meet with the store’s loss prevention officer and one of the victims.

The victim told detectives she had been shopping at Target when around 11 a.m. she felt someone rub up against her back. She looked around and noticed she was standing in an aisle along with a white male, who was later identified as Brown.

She said he asked her a question, she answered and then she walked away from Brown. According to probable cause documents, Brown reportedly followed her and then grabbed her by the wrist.

He told her he had a gun in his pocket and he would shoot her if she didn’t come with him, the documents stated.

She was able break free from his grasp but he again told her he had a gun and would shoot.

The documents stated the victim began to back away from Brown but he had now told her to lay down on the ground or he would shoot her.

She was able to back out of the aisle and catch the eye of an employee who she told to get security. The documents stated Brown took off, leaving the store after she called for help.

Detectives watched surveillance video with the loss prevention officer and saw Brown exiting the store heading in the direction of Fry’s Electronics. The documents stated when he was outside, he removed his hooded sweatshirt and threw it over a wall outside Target.

Nearly 20 minutes after detectives arrived at Target, they were advised a male matching Brown’s description was currently being restrained at Fry’s.

When detectives arrived at Fry’s, Brown was placed in handcuffs and escorted into the Loss Prevention Office.

Detectives noted a strong odor of alcohol was emitting off his breath, the documents stated.

Detectives were told that Brown had reportedly assaulted one of their employees.

Renton Police then met with the Fry’s employee who told them Brown had reportedly approached her asking about Batman DVDs. She said she “thought he was on drugs or something since he was acting strange,” the documents stated.

The employee continued, saying Brown grabbed her wrist and said he had a gun. She said he told her to come with him or he would shoot her.

Brown reportedly led the employee into the men’s restroom, still holding on to her wrist. She told Brown she couldn’t enter the men’s restroom but he insisted and led her toward the handicap stall.

The employee was able to swing her arm around and strike Brown in the groin. She was able to slip out of her cardigan she was wearing and escape Brown’s grasp, the documents stated.

Brown ran out of the restroom shortly after the employee and headed toward the front of the store before being detained by loss prevention.

Once detectives were able to talk with Brown, he told them he was angry with how employees were treating him, “so he pushed and shoved a few people around and was being overly aggressive,” documents stated.

He also told detectives he was very intoxicated and “was being a knuckle head.”

When asked what he intended to do in the restroom with the employee, Brown told detectives “he was going to dunk her head in the toilet, for her co-workers not helping him out.”

Brown was transported to the Renton Police Station because he was saying he was suicidal and couldn’t go to jail, the documents stated. The Renton Fire Department arrived to medically screen Brown.

Around 7 p.m. Renton detectives returned to Fry’s and contacted the loss prevention officer.

The loss prevention officer said Brown had also reportedly urinated on two air conditioner units valued at $529 each.

Documents stated another loss prevention officer had removed a wine box from Brown’s pants pocket while he was being detained. The documents added Brown reportedly kept trying to reach it for a drink.

Brown told the loss prevention officers that he was sorry for drinking in public because he knew it was illegal.

Prior to the incident at Fry’s, the documents also stated Brown was seen on surveillance footage talking with another Fry’s employee from the cafe.

The footage showed the employee escorting Brown to the men’s restroom where he entered then quickly exited and entered the women’s restroom. The footage showed him exiting after about 15 seconds before stopping near the employee break room and urinating on the floor and the two air conditioner units.

The cafe employee told detectives she was approached by Brown who asked where the break room was. She asked him why he needed to know and he stated that he meant restroom.

The cafe employee pointed to the restrooms because they were only about 400 feet away but Brown asked “can you show me, I haven’t been going all the time,” documents stated.

The employee noted Brown’s zipper was open as she walked toward the restrooms. She told detectives she had a bad feeling about Brown and didn’t want to get too close.

She also reported his behavior to loss prevention who told her they were already keeping an eye on Brown.

The cafe employee went back to work and didn’t know anything about the other incident with the other Fry’s employee until loss prevention informed her afterward.

Brown’s criminal record dates as far back as at least 2005, according to the charging documents. He has also been served with seven no contact orders and since 2006 has had 14 King County warrants since 2006.

Brown has no permanent address, according to charging documents. His last known address was in Pacific, Washington.

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