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News Release
Corvallis Man Arrested for Kidnapping (Photo) - 08/01/22

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On Saturday, July 30, 2022, at about 6:00 a.m., Benton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Daniel Lee Adams, 51, of Corvallis, for eluding deputies in a vehicle after kidnapping a female known to him.

Deputies were dispatched to an argument in the 29800 block of Highway 99W, south of Corvallis, early Saturday morning where they spotted the suspect’s red Lincoln sedan traveling east on Bruce Rd. 

Deputies initiated a traffic stop. They could see the male holding the female, preventing her from leaving the car as the Lincoln began to accelerate away from deputies. The vehicle drove north on Highway 99W at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles both in its own lane and in the oncoming lane. 

While the vehicle was continuing north at speeds around 80 mph, the passenger's door opened and deputies could see the female attempting to leave the vehicle, but then being pulled back in multiple times. The driver then pulled into a store on Greenberry Rd where his vehicle was disabled. Deputies immediately took the driver into custody and safely secured the female.

Adams was arrested and transported to the Benton County Jail where he currently remains held on $25,000 bail. He was charged with Menacing, Coercion, Kidnapping 1, Reckless Endangering, Assault IV, Elude-Felony, Reckless Driving, DUII, Driving While Suspended­ Misdemeanor, and Criminal Mischief 2.

“The involved Deputies did an amazing job of bringing this situation to a quick resolution and I couldn’t be prouder,” stated Sheriff Van Arsdall.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated press release or social media post will be pushed out if investigators learn more.


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