NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – Police arrested a college freshman accused of kidnapping a Newport hotel worker at gunpoint and then taking the woman on a ride.
Newport Police Chief Jason Malloy said Wednesday night a tip led investigators to 19-year-old Cedar Haddad of Corvallis.
Malloy said the suspect pulled a gun on the woman at 3 a.m. Saturday at the Inn at Nye Beach. He then handcuffed the woman and forced her into his car for what turned into a 90-minute ride. Malloy says the driver made several stops before the victim was released unharmed in a neighborhood about a mile from the hotel.
Haddad has been charged with kidnapping and menacing. It is unknown if he has retained a lawyer.
Oregon State University spokesman Steve Clark told The Oregonian/OregonLive that Haddad has been enrolled at the university since fall.