Northwest

Man accused of kidnapping woman for short lift

Grants Pass, OR - Grants Pass police say a 31-year-old man listed as a transient is accused of kidnapping a woman at knifepoint at a convenience store and forcing her to drive less than a mile to a spot near a house where he was staying.

The Daily Courier reports an investigation led to the arrest of four other people on methamphetamine, weapons and other charges.

Police said a man got into a car Saturday at a 7-Eleven and held the 20-year-old driver at knifepoint. After a short trip, he got out and fled.

Police said they traced Daniel Wilford Dawson to a nearby house and arrested him along with others on the property, including the homeowner. One was hiding in shed.


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