Pair accused of kidnapping Portland woman, zip-tying her and holding her captive
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. —
A pair of Clackamas County transients was arrested for kidnapping a Portland woman and holding her against her will inside a motor home earlier this week.
A woman flagged down a pedestrian walking down southeast Courtney Avenue Monday morning, and asked her to call for help.
"When she asked for 911, I wasn't going to do it but then I looked at her eyes and knew that she was really needing help," said Magie, who didn't want to reveal her last name.
Magie also saw two people in the RV and quickly surmised the woman was trying to discreetly ask for help without drawing their attention. She walked down the street and called 911.
When Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies responded, the woman told them she was held against her will inside a motor home by two people, who zip-tied, gagged, assaulted and used a Taser on her.
Deputies found the motor home on Courtney Avenue, along with the two suspects, Michael Gray Wilkins, 47, and Leslie Jacobs Weeks, 49.
Inside the motor home, deputies found evidence that confirmed the victim's story including zip-ties and a Taser. The victim says she was held against her will for about 12 hours.
Wilkins and Weeks were charged with robbery, kidnapping, assault and menacing. Bail for each is set at $250,000.