Truck driver arrested for kidnapping, assault, other charges
A man is facing a litany of charges in Washington County after, Hillsboro police say, he kidnapped a woman, took her across state lines, assaulted her, and crashed his semi-truck onto the railroad tracks along Southwest Bailey Avenue.
Alfonzo Summers, a 61-year-old resident of Flint, Michigan, was reportedly seen assaulting a woman in the loading dock of Costco at 1255 N.E. 48th Ave. in Hillsboro at about 7:45 a.m. The person who allegedly witnessed the assault then called 9-1-1.
Hillsboro police say Summers apparently picked up the woman in Tacoma, Washington, and brought her to Hillsboro against her will. After the altercation at Costco, police say, he got in his truck, leaving her behind, and drove through Hillsboro, ignoring attempts by police to pull him over.
Police said the officer who attempted to stop Summers' truck did not continue the pursuit further into Hillsboro due to traffic and weather conditions. Stagnant air and a low cloud layer resulted in hazy conditions throughout the region Tuesday morning.
Summers abandoned his truck after it apparently got stuck alongside the railroad tracks south of downtown Hillsboro. He was found by officers at First Avenue and West Main Street and taken into custody.
The woman received minor injuries and did not require hospitalization, according to police.
Summers is facing charges of second-degree kidnapping, strangulation, harassment, recklessly endangering, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to perform duties of driver when property is damaged, second-degree criminal mischief, unlawful delivery of cocaine, unlawful possession of cocaine, and first-degree criminal trespass, according to police. He has been lodged in the Washington County Jail.
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