Man arrested at Oregon truck stop on suspicion of kidnapping

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Spokane man was arrested at an Oregon truck stop after reportedly holding a woman against her will and assaulting her while traveling from California, deputies say.

Lanny Bieroth, 49, is accused of second-degree kidnapping. He’s being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center on $250,000 bail, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Deputies responded to the Troutdale truck stop late Wednesday where the woman reported she was held against her will and assaulted as they traveled from California, according to the sheriff’s office.

She escaped and got to safety inside a convenience store, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies found Bieroth in a semi-truck and arrested him.

Bieroth and the woman are acquainted, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and a member of the county Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team responded to help with the investigation.

Bieroth is expected to face additional accusations in other jurisdictions, the sheriff’s office said in a news release this week.