In the aftermath of the kidnapping of 4-year-old Jeremy Guthrie, investigators have turned their focus to finding out exactly what transpired during the harrowing 12 hours the child was with his alleged abductor.
Accompanied by family and friends, Jeremy’s mother, LaToya Logan, was reunited with her son shortly after 5 p.m. Friday at the Atascadero Police Department.
Investigators wouldn’t confirm where Logan and her son are but did say the two are likely staying with family or friends.
Shortly after Jeremy was located inside the defunct Ford dealership on San Anselmo Road, he was taken to Twin Cities Hospital to be evaluated as a precaution. The boy reportedly checked out fine.
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As mother and son recover, investigators continue to pore over reports and complete witness interviews, in an effort to find out what occurred.
Annette Hale, 52, who allegedly took Jeremy from a homeless shelter where he and his mother had been staying, is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of felony kidnapping. Her bail is $1 million.
When The Tribune attempted to contact Hale, an employee at the jail said a visitor ban is being enforced “due to medical reasons” but declined to elaborate any further because of privacy issues.
Jeremy was snatched from his mother in the early morning hours Friday inside the El Camino Homeless Organization shelter at First Baptist Church. Hale had argued with Jeremy’s mother early that day.
For nearly 12 hours, much of San Luis Obispo County’s law enforcement scoured the North County trying to locate the 4-year-old and his alleged kidnapper, Hale, a homeless woman who had also been staying at the shelter.
Soon after the boy was found, police arrested Hale, who authorities believe called to tell them she had left the boy in an empty former Ford dealership on San Anselmo Road in Atascadero.