PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police have arrested one man in connection with a report of a gunpoint kidnapping that allegedly began in Seattle and ended in a traffic-stop in Portland.
Twenty-one-year-old Jamiryz A. Doyle faces one count each of altering the serial number of a firearm and menacing. According to Portland police, Doyle was involved in a dispute with two women, which lead to the report of the possible kidnapping.
Emergency dispatchers told KOIN that officers were dispatched at about 4:15 a.m. Thursday to the intersection of Southeast 30th Avenue and Belmont Street.
Sgt. Pete Simpson, a police spokesman, confirmed officers made a high-risk traffic stop on a vehicle possibly associated to the reported kidnapping a short time later. A man and a woman were detained at the scene for questioning, Simpson said.
According to Portland police, officers found a handgun inside the vehicle.
Dispatchers said the woman who made the initial report told officers that she was kidnapped at gunpoint in Seattle and driven down to Portland, where the suspects dropped her off near a Plaid Pantry store.
An employee working for convenience store confirmed police were investigating what he was told was a “reported kidnapping.” Simpson said officers fanned out looking for a silver Chevy Impala, which may have been used in the crime.
The suspect vehicle was stopped under the Answorth Street overpass on Interstate-5, Simpson said. Traffic in all directions was shut down for a short time while officers conducted the traffic stop.
The two people in the car were detained and are being questioned. Their names were not disclosed.
Officers said the person who made the initial 911 call, and the two people in the vehicle, have been accounted for and appear to know each other.
Doyle is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned Friday.
— Brent Weisberg