WEATHER ALERT: School closures and delays

Man kidnapped girlfriend for Las Vegas wedding, police say

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LAS VEGAS — A Moses Lake man was arrested Friday for allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend and attempting to driver her to Las Vegas to get married, the Baker City Herald reported.

Thomas Pfeiffer, 22, was charged with kidnapping, menacing, coercion, fourth-degree assault, harassment and unlawful use of a weapon, the Herald reported. He was charged following his arrest at 6:30 a.m. police-tap310x177Friday.

Pfeiffer’s 23-year-old girlfriend allegedly told police that the couple, along with their 22-month-old daughter, left for Vegas on Thursday night. The victim told police that Pfeiffer forced her into the car at knife-point, and refused to let her leave the car when they stopped. At night they stopped in Baker City, Ore., but the girlfriend didn’t feel comfortable trying to get away.

On Friday morning, Pfeiffer was stopped at a gas station when the woman allegedly left the car and laid on the ground and called for help. Her screams attracted attention and onlookers called the police, the Herald reported.

Pfeiffer faces at least five years in prison if convicted of second-degree kidnapping.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Summer soirees

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.

    nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be
    delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.