Wal-Mart Kidnapper Trial Set 08 Aug 12

A trial date has been set for the Worthington woman accused of kidnapping an employee at the New Ulm Wal-Mart store in June. 37-year-old Elisheba Swett faces multiple charges, including kidnapping, 2nd-degree attempted robbery, 5th-degree assault, making terroristic threats and theft. She was taken into custody on June 14th after allegedly forcing the Wal-Mart associate from the New Ulm store and claiming that she had planted a bomb in the building. The store was evacuated, but no bomb was found. Several Wal-Mart employees and customers had confronted her in the store parking lot, and she released the employee when police arrived. Swett remains in custody in the Brown County jail. A pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for September 11th, and a 2-day jury trial will begin October 3rd.