Tip: Man sought in Minnesota seen in Washington

Tip: Man sought in Minnesota seen in Washington

/Photo by WSP

AP News

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State Patrol detectives say they’ve gotten what they think is a credible tip that a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota has been seen in Raymond, near the Washington coast.

Patrol Lt. Shane Nelson said  reportedly was seen Wednesday leaving a fast-food restaurant in Raymond, heading toward nearby Aberdeen.

Nelson says the man was driving a dark blue Audi and was accompanied by a woman.

The patrol says additional information places Barnard in the area in the previous week.

In April, the State Patrol checked out tips that Barnard was in the Spokane area.

The patrol says he’s charged in Pine County, Minnesota, with 59 counts of sexual molestation of children.

Two young women say they were abused for nearly a decade.

In 2000, Barnard set up what he called the “Shepherd’s Camp” on land where girls and young women between the ages of 12 and 24 lived as part of his “Maidens Group.”

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Seahawks downgrade Lynch, Mebane to out for Monday


Seattle announced the changes in status following the team's walkthrough practice on Sunday. Lynch and Mebane had both been listed as questionable after Saturday's final practice.

in Local Sports

Seattle closes season rallying for win over Oakland

seth smith from seattle mariners via twitter

Seth Smith hit a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a win over the Oakland Athletics in their season finale on Sunday.

in Sports

Kershaw gets 300 strikeouts on the season

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis.

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded his 300th strikeout of the season, becoming the first major league pitcher in 13 years to do so.

in Local Sports

Lions running back Joique Bell ruled out for Seattle game

Helmet of Detroit Lions wide receiver T.J. Jones (13) on the field before an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

The Lions also ruled out tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

in Local Sports

Blazers blank Ravens in home opener

bellingham blazers logo

With the win, Bellingham improves to 2-2 on the season.