Suspect Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Connection With May 22 Burien Amber Alert
Michael Riley III, 23, was arraigned Tuesday morning (June 19) at the King County Courthouse, where he pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to charges in connection with a May 22nd incident in which he violated a court order by contacting his estranged girlfriend and her two young sons in the Burien Library parking lot (read our extensive coverage here).
Prosecutors say that when Riley’s ex-girlfriend ran for help, he took her car with the two young boys in it and disappeared for over five hours, causing an Amber Alert to be issued.
Once he was caught he was found to be illegally possessing a gun and drugs.
Riley is charged with Kidnapping Second Degree, Felony Violation of a No Contact Order, Taking a Motor Vehicle Without Permission, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
His bail is set at $400,000.
He was also arraigned on additional domestic violence charges from a previous incident.
A case setting hearing is scheduled for July 3 at the King County Courthouse.