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Madras couple arrested in raid on kidnap, other charges


(Update: Details on alleged assault, abduction; adding mugshots, bail amounts)

A Madras couple were arrested on kidnap and other charges in a raid on their mobile home Friday afternoon, the day after they allegedly assaulted, drugged and handcuffed a woman, holding her at their home without her consent, authorities said.

A Jefferson County sheriff’s detective was dispatched Thursday to St. Charles Madras regarding an assault that had occurred at a home at the Tops Trailer Park at 23 Northwest Depot Lane, said Undersheriff Marc Heckathorn.

Heckathorn said the woman had gone to the home of Dale Graybeal, 29, and his wife Kayla Grabeal, 27, early Thursday morning. The woman later escaped out a bedroom window and was taken by a good Samaritan to the hospital.

The alleged victim provided the detective with suspect and location information, he said.

Around 2:40 p.m. Friday, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at the home, with the aid of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, which Heckathorn said “was activated based on the belief weapons were inside the home.” A Bend police armored vehicle was at the scene during the raid.

The Graybeals were arrested at the home without incident, complying with officers’ commands to come out, Heckathorn said.

Evidence of the alleged abduction and assault were seized in the home, including methamphetamine, he said. Three children were taken into protective custody by state Department of Human Services workers.

Both suspects were taken to the Jefferson County Jail, where they were held on charges of second-degree kidnapping, coercion and conspiracy. Dale Graybeal also was charged with third-degree assault and harassment. They remained jailed Saturday; his bail totaled $85,000, hers was $80,000.

Heckathorn said more charges are likely to be filed and more details released as the investigation continues, but he added that “not all suspects were there during the warrant.”

The CERT Team is made up of officers from all Central Oregon law enforcement agencies. Bend and Madras police and the BLM also assisted in the raid, Heckathorn said.

Sheriff Jim Adkins told NewsChannel 21, “It was a high-risk warrant, but all went well.”

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