St. Helens man facing kidnapping, attempted murder charges after standoff
A man suspected of physically abusing and holding a woman for several days against her will in a St. Helens home is in jail.
Chad Michael Haderly, 32, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 8 on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, strangulation, menacing, assault, coercion, burglary, theft, unlawful use of a weapon and other charges, after barricading himself in a St. Helens home, according to police.
Haderly's standoff with deputies and police came early Tuesday morning, after St. Helens Police officers made a traffic stop on a woman, who said she'd been assaulted and kept in a home for several days by her boyfriend, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office news release states.
SHPD officers responded to a home in the 31000 block of Dowd Road in St. Helens, where Haderly was inside and refused to respond to officers or come out of the house, despite repeated commands over an intercom system.
Police officers called the Sheriff's Office for assistance, after finding evidence of an assault, according to the release.
"CCSO Deputies responded to the scene where they observed a large amount of blood on the front deck and inside the residence," the news release states. "Investigators also located the victim's cell phone that appeared to have been cut in half. CCSO Investigators interviewed the victim and learned that she had been forced to stay at the residence against her will for multiple days where she was physically assaulted numerous times."
Despite multiple attempts to call Haderly out of the home, it wasn't until the homeowner arrived that investigators got permission to break a window and find the suspect.
Haderly, who had a warrant for his arrest from the Oregon State Parole Board, was located inside a bathtub in the house, according to the report, and was arrested shortly afterward.
"This is a perfect example of a minor traffic stop turning into an extensive criminal case," Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley stated. "With the help of St. Helens Police Department, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office was able to get a domestic violence victim the help and protection she needed and get a suspected abuser off the streets."
As of Tuesday evening, Haderly was being held in jail on $301,250 bail.
The case is still being investigated, sheriff's officials noted.
Court records indicate Haderly was convicted of reckless endangerment and DUII in 2018 in Clatsop County and has another pending case for driving with a suspended or revoked license in Columbia County. He also has numerous prior reckless driving violations on record and felony convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm.