Kidnap suspects in jail
Bail amounts and the list of charges have been set for the two people accused of kidnapping two little girls Friday.
Leonard Dale Tuttle Jr., 30, of Covelo and Melissa Fay Britton, 45, of Willows were booked into the Glenn County Jail on Friday night.
They each face charges of kidnapping, child stealing and criminal conspiracy, jail records state.
Tuttle's bail is $400,000, and Britton's is set at $280,000.
Their arrests followed an Amber Alert put out on two Willows children.
The girls' mother, Nancy Martinez, had been dating Tuttle, but broke up a week ago.
She had moved back from the Covelo area to family in Willows. She reported Tuttle came by on Thursday night to discuss reconciliation, but she said no.
While Tuttle was visiting the children Friday morning, and when family was apparently distracted, Tuttle reportedly took the children without permission, the Willows police reported. That was about 9:30 a.m.
The family searched Walmart, where Tuttle had indicated he was going, and area parks, but could not find him or the children.
Willows police received a call from Martinez around 11 a.m. that her children had been taken.
The Amber Alert was issued and called off about 3 p.m. when Tuttle turned himself in. Britton was later arrested.
The California Highway Patrol said the children were found with Tuttle at his Covelo home.
The children, Randi Nyaya Martinez, 2, and Vanessa Autumn Martinez, 5, were immediately returned to their mother uninjured, officials said.
Martinez had reported that Tuttle did have a history of violence, Spears reported.
Spears said the case has been turned over to the Glenn County District Attorney's office and there were no new developments Tuesday morning.