2 sought in Ore. kidnapping case



SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are seeking two suspects in a Lane County kidnapping case.

They are identified as 22-year-old Kody Lawrence and 19-year-old Jared Youngblood, both of Springfield. The sheriff’s department says they slipped away before officers arrived at a rural house north of Springfield on Friday. They’re considered armed and dangerous.

Three other men have been arrested on kidnapping charges.

Few details of the kidnapping, reported the previous weekend, were released.

Sheriff’s Capt. Bill Thompson tells the Register-Guard ((http://bit.ly/qylIqV) the victim was acquainted with the kidnappers, but not a close friend, and escaped after a day in captivity.

Thompson says he suffered bumps, bruises and wrist marks consistent with being tied up or handcuffed.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com