Deputies arrest armed kidnapping suspect in Aloha
A Tualatin man was arrested in Aloha in connection with the alleged abduction of a man at gunpoint last August in the same area.
According to a press release by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Nicholas San Nicolas was arrested by deputies on Tuesday, Oct. 20, during a "suspicious circumstance" call on Southwest Sammy Drive in Aloha.
San Nicolas is charged with robbery in the second degree, kidnapping in the second degree, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assault in the fourth degree, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a weapon, menacing, reckless driving and parole violation.
He was arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Washington County Circuit Court.
The Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help to locate San Nicolas after a 22-year-old man was injured when he was allegedly forced into a truck, and then pushed out of it onto the road in Aloha, on Aug. 27.
According to the report, the victim was standing outside his apartment in the 7300 block of Southwest 204th Avenue when two men approached him with guns drawn. The men allegedly forced him to get into his truck, which San Nicolas drove away from the scene.
At this point, San Nicolas' accomplice reportedly got into a dark blue 2016 or 2017 BMW Z3 sports car and followed the stolen truck driven by San Nicolas, according to the Sheriff's Office account.
A family member of the victim saw he had gone missing and began driving around the area in an effort to locate him, according to the report.
Less than 10 minutes later, upon spotting the stolen truck near the intersection of Farmington Road and Southwest 185th Avenue, the family member deliberately rammed it with their vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said.
At that point, San Nicolas allegedly pushed the abducted man out of the truck onto the roadway before driving off in the stolen vehicle. The man was treated at an area hospital for his injuries.
The first vehicle involved in the kidnapping, the blue truck, was recovered in August.
The second vehicle involved in the case, the white truck, was recovered on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the same area where San Nicolas was arrested.
San Nicolas' accomplice has yet to be identified by law enforcement.
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