Police: Oroville woman held captive, abused for hours

Oct 13, 2015 9:18 PM by News Staff

Oroville police say a man accused of holding a woman captive and abusing her for hours was arrested in Paradise Monday night.

On Sunday, just after 10 a.m., Oroville police responded to a domestic violence call on the 3500 block of Morningside Drive.

As they arrived in the area officers found a woman suffering from several facial lacerations. She told officers she’d been held captive and abused by a man named Andrew Acklin, 30, of Paradise.

She told officers the two had been inside the home on Morningside Drive and just recently managed to escape and call for help.

A few minutes later police found an uninjured, but unattended child at the Morningside Drive home, however Acklin had fled the area.

A ‘be on the lookout’ for Acklin was issued to all local law enforcement agencies, and on Monday Paradise police responded to a home on Jaramillo Lane in which Acklin was known to frequent.

Upon seeing the officers, Acklin fled into a canyon east of Edgewood Lane. Police set up a perimeter and summoned assistance from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

Acklin surrendered and was booked into the Butte County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, criminal threats and vandalism.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Oroville Police Department at 530-538-2459.


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