$1M bail for man accused of trying to kidnap woman

Donald W. Marlow pleaded not guilty

Donald W. Marlow shown in a jail booking photo provided by the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) – Bail is set at $1 million for a man who is accused of attempting to kidnap a woman during a burglary and robbery.

According to court documents, Donald W. Marlow was charged on Thursday with one count each of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle and first-degree theft.

Marlow was arrested arrested on March 10 and booked into the Marion County Jail.

He’s accused of entering a woman’s home in the 300 block of D Street Northeast in Salem on March 5 where he stole a van and her computers. During the robbery and burglary, Marlow used or threatened to use a gun, according to court documents. Prosecutors allege that Marlow attempted to “secretly confine” the victim “in a place where she was not likely to be found.”

Marlow appeared in court on Thursday and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

He will return to court on March 31.

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