CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A man was arrested in Corvallis for kidnapping and strangulation after he fell asleep and his alleged victim escaped, police said.
The victim told police she was trying to drive away from the suspect's home when he broke out the car window and pulled her from the vehicle, according to Lt. Cord Wood with the Corvallis Police Department. The car was still in gear and crashed into the home's garage door.
The suspect, 29-year-old Michael Ahearn, then took the victim inside the home and choked her until she lost consciousness, Wood said. When she awoke, Ahearn allegedly put a gun in her mouth and threatened to kill her and her child. No child was present in the home at the time.
Ahearn held the victim for hours, she told police. During that time she said he choked her repeatedly and struck her with the gun. She said he passed out after about six hours, giving her a chance to escape and call police.
Corvallis police and the Oregon State Police SWAT Team found Ahearn inside, Wood said. He came out of the home, but he was non-compliant and police used a Taser to subdue him.
Ahearn faced several charges, including kidnapping, assault, menacing and strangulation.Courtesy KGW.com