Man assaults, abducts ex-girlfriend

Man assaults, abducts ex-girlfriend

A report came in about a male “crawling through the Park Area near the playground.”

On March 4 at 7:57 p.m. the Bellevue Police Department received a report of a male subject crawling near the playground at the Downtown Park

Officers conducted a welfare check on the individual who was displaying obvious signs of medical distress. He was seen by Bellevue Fire Department medics and was transported to Overlake Hospital.

Responding officers quickly learned that the subject was a respondant in a no-contact order, and was affiliated with the petitioner’s vehicle which seemed to be deserted nearby.

Further investigation revealed that the man had dated a female for two years. The couple broke up, and the female obtained a restraining order against the man in fall 2019.

Police allege that the man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Redmond and called her at her place of employment in Bellevue. In addition, he made life-threatening threats to the victim’s immediate family members. He then showed up at her place of work, and forcefully took her and her vehicle at knifepoint.

“He was trying to get her out of the driver seat and into the passenger seat, at which point she ran away screaming,” said Meeghan Black of the Bellevue Police Department.

A witness saw the incident take place at 16300 block of Northeast 8th Street. The suspect saw the witness watching, and took off in the victim’s vehicle.

As of March 18 the suspect was in jail held on $400,000 bail.

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