Five arrested for holding man against his will
Police have arrested five people for holding a man against his will in a Northeast Portland motel.
According to police, at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday, officers received a call that a man was being held at gunpoint in a motel room. The officers were able to determine it was Room 24 of the Courtesy Motel, 11324 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
As officers arrived at the motel, a suspect was seen walking out of the room and taken into custody in the parking lot of Maddy's bar at Northeast 112th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. As the officers were getting into position around the room, someone walked out was ordered to surrender by the officers but went back inside.
Officers then ordered the occupants of the room to come out. Five people did and were arrested. They are: Rick Dudley, 43; Catherine Salyers, 29; Rodney Dent, 45; Sean Denny, 25; and Santiago Pompa, 28. All were arrested for second-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.
The man held in the room was freed. His name has not been released.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call robbery detectives, 503-823-0400.