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Grants Pass Man Charged With Kidnapping

Grants Pass PoliceGRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man in Grants Pass was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of kidnapping, robbery and assault after police say he attacked a woman he held a prior relationship with.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Aaron Patrick O’Neal had contacted a woman in front of the Quiki Mart located at 605 NE 7TH Street in Grants Pass. Police said the woman knew O’Neal and had a past relationship with him.

Police said O’Neal led the female to the rear of the Quiki Mart where he assaulted her and took property from her. O’Neal then led the female on foot towards his residence located at 804 NE A Street, where just prior to arriving, the female escaped O’Neil and ran into the street to a passing motorist for help. The motorist called 911 and kept O’Neal at bay until police units arrived.

O’Neil was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of Kidnapping I, Robbery III and Assault IV. Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to immediately contact the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at (541) 450-6260.