Oregon man faces federal kidnapping charge following Red Bluff pursuit

An Oregon man arrested in Red Bluff could now face federal kidnapping charges.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 11:51 AM
Updated: Mar 11, 2021 12:06 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A southern Oregon man faces a new federal charge accusing him of forcing a man across state lines for ransom last year.

The Mail Tribune reports the kidnapping later sparked a Northern California police chase in which a Red Bluff police officer held onto the side of a moving vehicle until the suspect pulled over.

RELATED: 2 arrested after kidnapping ransom exchange, Red Bluff Police say

David Brian Scott was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Oregon with kidnapping.

An affidavit filed by an FBI special agent based in Portland says Scott is accused of forcing a 30-year-old man to travel across state lines in an attempt to collect a disputed $25,000 debt.

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