After the victim provided the man some water, he got into her vehicle and used the threat of violence to take control of the car
The suspect in a carjacking and kidnapping incident was taken into custody Saturday after attempting to elude law enforcement officers.
On Saturday (Sept. 3) at 4:32 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 24000 Block of NE 28th Street in Camas for a report of an in-progress trespass. The caller stated that a female was banging on the door saying that she had just jumped from a moving vehicle after being kidnapped in Vancouver. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted a female in the front yard who appeared in distress.
The female reported that while she was near Mill Plain Blvd. and Grand Blvd., a male approached her vehicle and asked her for some water. She helped the male by providing him some water and then allowed the male to get into her vehicle. Once in the vehicle, the male produced a knife and used the threat of violence to take control of the car and then drove with the female victim to the area of NE 28th Street and NE 233rd Avenue.
The female reported that when the vehicle slowed down along a dirt road, she jumped out of the vehicle and began knocking on doors at area residences.
Additional deputies began to search the area for the involved vehicle. They located the vehicle, which was registered to the female victim. After stopping briefly for deputies, the vehicle eluded. Deputies were able to observe the driver and he matched the description of the suspect male given by the female victim.
Deputies initiated a pursuit of the vehicle. The pursuit began at approximately 5:14 a.m. in the area of NE 28th Street and NE 222nd Avenue and concluded 11 minutes later near NE 2nd Street and NE 115th Avenue when deputies, with the assistance of officers from the Vancouver Police Department, were able to pin the vehicle when it came to a stop.
The driver was eventually taken into custody after several attempts to free the vehicle failed.
The suspect refused to identify himself and was booked into the Clark County Jail as John Doe on Robbery in the 1st degree, Kidnapping in the 1st degree, Attempt to Elude and Reckless Driving charges.
On Tuesday, the suspect was identified as Jeremy Alexksa, age 31. Due to the nature of the case, the female victim will not be identified at this time.
The charges of Kidnapping 1 and Robbery 1 were added by Vancouver Police Department due to those crimes taking place in that jurisdiction.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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