- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

POST, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a Crook County resident used a blow torch to assault a woman who he allegedly held captive for nearly three weeks.

KTVZ-TV reports (http://is.gd/RX8Zez ) 34-year-old Josef Taylor was arrested on kidnap, assault and burglary charges Tuesday.

Taylor has been accused of locking the woman in his cabin in Post for about 20 days.

In a news release Wednesday, Gautney said the woman had managed to escape and flee to a neighboring house. Gautney says the victim suffered minor injuries resulting from a blow torch.

Responding deputies found evidence of the kidnapping and assault as well as evidence from burglaries in the area.

The victim reportedly has a no-contact order against Taylor.

Taylor’s attorney Fred Bennett said he is preparing the case and can’t yet make a comment.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/

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