Oregon police say that a truck driver is facing numerous charges following a bizarre series of events involving kidnapping and drugs on Tuesday.
Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, say that they were alerted around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday to a report of a man — later identified as 61 year old Alfonzo Summers — assaulting a woman at a Costco loading dock.
After the alleged assault, Summers got back into his semi truck and drove off, leaving the woman at the loading dock.
An off-duty officer reportedly spotted Summers driving recklessly away from the Costco and also called 911.
The Hillsboro Police Department describes the circumstances surrounding the arrest in a press release:
A few minutes later, an on-duty officer found the truck driving on Northeast Evergreen Parkway and tried to stop it. The man refused to stop, and due to weather and traffic conditions at the time the officer did not pursue it. Community members then called 9-1-1 in the downtown area of Hillsboro reporting the truck driving recklessly. As officers tried to locate it, a 9-1-1 caller reported the truck stuck along railroad tracks near Southwest Bailey Avenue north of Southwest Wood Street. The man ran from the scene, but he was found by officers at First Avenue and West Main Street. He briefly continued running, but he stopped when ordered and was arrested without further incident.
Police say that they later learned that the 51 year old woman who was assaulted at the loading dock had asked Summers for a ride in the Tacoma, Washington area and that he brought her to Hillsboro against her will and attacked her at the loading dock when she tried to escape.
Police later said that they discovered several small packages of a substance thought to be crack in Summers’ possession. They believe that Summers was under the influence of drugs during the assault and arrest.
Summers was booked into Washington County Jail and charged with second-degree kidnapping, strangulation, harassment, recklessly endangering, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to perform duties of driver when property is damaged, second-degree criminal mischief, unlawful delivery of cocaine, unlawful possession of cocaine, and first-degree criminal trespass.
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