Kidnapping suspect arrested at Hood River hotel
HOOD RIVER Ore. (KPTV) – A Hood River man is in custody after allegedly kidnapping a woman from Washington.
On Tuesday evening, an employee of the Best Western in Hood River noticed strange interactions between a man and a woman. The employee then contacted police to report the suspicious activity.
Following an investigation, officers learned 32-year-old Lofton Olmstead, of Hood River, had taken a 36-year-old woman from Trout Lake, Washington against her will.
Olmstead was taken into custody and booked into NORCOR in the Dalles on charges of Kidnapping, Interfering with making a report, Menacing, Reckless Endangering and Coercion.
No further information is available at this time.
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