U.S. Marshals have joined the search for a man accused of a violent kidnapping in the Milwaukie area.
Kelly Vern Swoboda, 49, was identified by deputies as the man who walked into a tanning business on Highway 99E Monday night, attacked an employee and forced her into a purple minivan.
Court records show Swoboda has a long criminal history, including a bank robbery conviction in 1994. He was sentenced to four years in federal prison. When he got out, he violated the terms of his release after being caught with a gun.
He was sentenced to seven more years in prison in 1999. After his release in 2006, he was arrested again in another bank robbery case. He again pleaded guilty, again went to prison and was released for a third time in March 2013.
Court records show he was then arrested for DUII in 2013. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear for his arraignment.
At 9:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to initial reports of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Southeast Oatfield Road. It turned out, the kidnapping victim had escaped the moving van.
It wasn't immediately clear how fast the minivan was going when the woman escaped, but deputies said the woman in her mid-20s had suffered serious injuries.
Deputies released surveillance photos of the suspect Tuesday. Later in the day, he was identified as Swoboda.
Investigators said the link to Swoboda was developed from a fingerprint at the crime scene.
Swoboda is described as a white man in his 50s with a full head of gray hair, a possible gray goatee or beard and wire-rimmed glasses. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a hooded, dark navy-blue jacket.
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