A Corvallis man faces several charges, including kidnapping a female known to him, after being arrested by Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday morning at the corner of Highway 99W and Greenberry Road about 11 miles southwest of Philomath.
Daniel Lee Adams, 51, was arrested at about 6 a.m. July 30 and transported to the Benton County Jail where he remained Monday on $25,000 bail. Charges against Adams include menacing, coercion, first-degree kidnapping, reckless endangering, fourth-degree assault, felony elude, reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving while suspended and second-degree criminal mischief.
“The involved deputies did an amazing job of bringing this situation to a quick resolution and I couldn’t be prouder,” Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall said in a news release.
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 Road.
According to a news release on the arrest, deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle could see the driver holding the female, preventing her from leaving the car as the Lincoln began to accelerate. The vehicle headed north on Highway 99W at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles both in its own lane and in the oncoming lane, deputies reported.
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 multiple times, BCSO reported. The driver then pulled into a store on Greenberry Road where the vehicle was disabled.
Deputies immediately took the driver into custody and safely secured the female.