Two Red Lake Women Face Kidnapping Charges

By KBJR News 1

Two Red Lake Women Face Kidnapping Charges

July 26, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM CDT

Red Lake, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Two women from Red Lake, Minnesota are facing kidnapping charges.

A federal indictment charges 27-year-old Melanie Rose Benais and 33 -year-old Ronalda Myra Smith with one count of kidnapping.

The indictment alleges that on June 13, 2013, the women kidnapped another person while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and held that person against their will.

If convicted, Benais and Smith face a potential maximum penalty of life in prison.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Michelle Lee