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News Release
Wolf Creek Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Stolen Vehicle - 03/29/24

GLENDALE, Ore. - A Wolf Creek man has been arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on a number of charges to include kidnapping.

On Thursday, March 28, 2024, shortly after 1:00 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a male who said his mother had been taken against her will. The victim was able to send information to her son, which he relayed to deputies.

Deputies learned the male suspect, 35-year-old Richard Goodin of Wolf Creek, OR, was in a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup which had been reported stolen earlier in the day.

During the investigation, the victim was able to get away and called 9-1-1 allowing deputies to get an approximate location. Deputies converged on the area, locating Goodin and took him into custody without further incident. The victim was located and taken to safety.

Goodin was lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:

Kidnap in the Second Degree
Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine - Violation Level

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