- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—A man arrested on kidnapping and other charges after an incident Sunday in rural East Grand Forks will make his first appearance today in Polk County District Court in Crookston.

The man, whose identity has not been released, is being charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, possession of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a handgun, according to Polk County Chief Deputy Jim Tadman.

An unidentified woman, the alleged victim, was taken by a private party to Altru Hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said in a news release early today.

She told investigators she had been forced to get into the car at gunpoint by her former boyfriend at an undisclosed location in East Grand Forks on Sunday evening.

Authorities received a call at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday about a suspicious vehicle in rural East Grand Forks, with a male and female in the car. After the caller provided a license plate, police determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Itasca County.

When law enforcement officers arrived on the scene, they learned that both parties had fled on foot.

The man, who reportedly lives in Crookston, later was located in the East Grand Forks area, where he was arrested and transported to Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted East Grand Forks Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.

One male suspect is in custody today, facing multiple charges following an incident Sunday evening in rural East Grand Forks.

The man, who is in Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston, is being charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, possession of stolen property and a felon in possession of a handgun, Polk County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jim Tadman said.

The Sheriff’s Office is withholding the name of the suspect, who reportedly is from Crookston, and other details of his alleged crimes until he is formally charged in Polk County District Court.

The arrest came after the Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday about a suspicious vehicle at a rural farmstead, where the suspect was allegedly trying to obtain gasoline, Tadman said.

When officers arrived, the male and an unidentified female abandoned the car and fled on foot, he said. They were apprehended a short time later.

No other details were available. The incident remains under investigation.

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