Pair arrested for kidnapping, assault
A Madras couple with three children in their home were arrested Oct. 6, in connection with the kidnapping and assault of a 23-year-old woman.
According to Undersheriff Marc Heckathorn, a detective was dispatched to St. Charles Madras Oct. 5, to take a report of an assault that had occurred at 23 NW Depot Lane, space 29, at Tops Trailer Park, in Madras.
"Upon arrival, the detective found out an adult female had been assaulted, drugged, handcuffed, and held without her consent at that location," Heckathorn noted. "The female provided the detective with suspect and property information."
The following day, Oct. 6, at about 2:40 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant at the residence.
"The CERT team was activated based on the belief weapons were inside the home," said Heckathorn.
At the residence, Dale Eugene Graybeal, 29, and Kayla Danielle Graybeal, 27, were arrested without incident after complying with officer commands to exit the home.
The two were transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, where they were booked on charges of second-degree kidnapping, coercion and conspiracy. Dale Graybeal was also charged with third-degree assault and harassment.
Three children, one elementary-school age, and two younger ones, were taken into protective custody by the Department of Human Servuces. Evidence of the crimes, including methamphetamine, were located and seized inside the residence, he said.
The 23-year-old woman, who had been held for more than 12 hours, managed to untie herself, open a window, jump out and run to a neighbor's where she found someone to help her, Heckathorn said, adding that he expects more charges to be filed as the investigation continues.
CERT is made up of law enforcement officers from all Central Oregon aw enforcement agencies. Also assisting the JCSO were members from the Madras and Bend police departments and the Bureau of Land Management, which supplied canines.