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California Kidnapping / Suspects Arrested #489298

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 1976
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(Studio) Fred. Woods found in Vancouver, Canada, by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. James Schoenfeld arrested in Menlo Park, California, after passer-by recognizes his license plates.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Redwood City, California) Schoenfeld escorted to Alameda County jail. His bail set at $1 million.
REPORTER: Frank Johnstone

(Menlo Park, California) Site of arrest shown. [Policeman Larry SHANNON - describes how Schoenfeld pulled over to the side of the road on his own.] [Policeman Gary LOCKMAN - says he had no weapons on him.] Attorney says he and Schoenfeld were to meet at 8 a.m. and would have turned self in afterwards.
REPORTER: Frank Johnstone

(Studio) Richard Schoenfeld arraigned in Chowchilla, site of kidnapping.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chowchilla, California) Schoenfeld driven from Oakland to Chowchilla. Security heavy at cthse. Crowd quietly watches Schoenfeld. Judge Howard C. Green informs Schoenfeld of charges. His attorney Edward Merrill said Schoenfeld would plead not guilty. Green to decide Wednesday if $1 million bail to be reduced. [MERRILL - says client shocked at life imprisonment possibility.]
REPORTER: Don Harris

(Studio) Believed 3 youths were aided in kidnapping of 26 children and their bus driver.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Harris, Don;
Johnstone, Frank

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