Suspects sought in abduction


From Kitsap News reports

One man is in custody and police are looking for possible accomplices following the apparent abduction and assault of a 19-year-old Silverdale man March 23 in Navy Yard City.

Bremerton police officers arrested one of the suspects, 44-year-old Craig Allen Valentine, last week on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping. He was booked into Kitsap County Jail on $75,000 bail.

Kitsap County sheriffs deputies are investigating the alleged abduction that occurred about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Arsenal Way and West Loxie Eagans Boulevard.

The 20-year-old girlfriend of the victim reported to deputies that her boyfriend had been assaulted and forced into a white SUV by a group of black men. The woman told deputies the vehicle was a Ford Expedition with California license plates.

She told deputies some of the same people involved in the alleged abduction had arrived earlier at a residence she was visiting. They were looking for her boyfriend, she said. She apparently knew the suspects, KCSO reports stated.

At about 3 a.m., a sheriff’s detective observed the SUV, which had been reported stolen, entering northbound SR 3 from the Kitsap Way freeway on-ramp.

The 23-year-old female driver told deputies she had “borrowed” the Ford Expedition from an acquaintance’s residence on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, without the owner’s permission then drove to West Park and “loaned” the SUV to one of the suspects.

The suspect had the Ford Expedition for several hours before giving it back

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