Wal-Mart Kidnapper In Court 10 Jul 12

A Worthington woman accused of attempting to kidnap an employee at the New Ulm Wal-Mart last month is scheduled to make an appearance in court today (TUE). 37-year-old Elisheba Joy Swett has been charged with kidnapping for a ransom, 2nd-degree aggravated robbery, 5th-degree assault, terroristic threats involving an explosive device, and theft in Brown County Court. New Ulm Police took her into custody on June 14th after she allegedly forced a Wal-Mart associate from the New Ulm store and claimed she had planted a bomb in the building. The threat prompted an hour-and-a-half long evacuation while the store was searched, but no bomb was found. Swett remains in custody in the Brown County Jail, and her bail has been set at $100,000.