A prolonged manhunt in Oregon ended Tuesday night after authorities arrested a suspect who they warned was “extremely dangerous,” officers mentioned. He later died within the hospital.
Benjamin Foster, 36, a convicted felon who was needed within the recent kidnapping, torture and tried homicide of a lady, is now useless following an hours-long standoff with police.
Foster was initially discovered Tuesday afternoon in a crawl house beneath a house and refused to give up himself to officers of the Grants Pass Police Department and different departments for a number of hours. SWAT and a Disaster Negotiation staff had been on the scene.
He was positioned into custody Tuesday night after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, KTVL-TV reported.
Foster was in important situation on the time of his arrest and was subsequently transported to the hospital.
He died shortly after, in keeping with KTVL-TV.
Fox Information has reached out to the Grants Go Police Division and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for extra info.
Authorities mentioned no officers had been injured within the arrest.
In 2019, earlier than transferring to Oregon, Foster held his then-girlfriend captive inside her Las Vegas apartment for 2 weeks. A Las Vegas police report obtained by The Related Press mentioned she was choked to the purpose of unconsciousness, and suffered damaged ribs, two black eyes, and accidents from being certain on the wrists and ankles.
He initially was charged with 5 felonies, together with assault and battery, and confronted a long time in jail upon conviction.
In lieu of the prolonged sentence, Clark County prosecutors struck a take care of Foster the place he would plead responsible to felony and misdemeanor battery. In September 2021, a decide sentenced him to as much as 2 1/2 years in a Nevada jail.
However after the 729 days he had spent in jail awaiting trial had been factored into his punishment, Foster was left to serve lower than 200 further days in state custody.
Final week, on Jan. 24, Foster was once more charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and assault after a sufferer was present in Grants Go, Oregon. The sufferer, a feminine, was hospitalized in important situation.
Previous to the arrest, police launched a photograph of Foster however mentioned he might have altered his look because it was taken. Grants Go Police Lt. Jeff Hattersley mentioned Foster had reduce his shoulder-length brown hair and grown a thicker beard.
“The Grants Pass Police Department asks the public to pay particular attention to Foster’s facial structure and eyes since those features are very difficult to change. Additional photos of Foster, as they become available, will be released to assist in his identification,” the Grants Go Police mentioned in a Jan. 29 replace.
Grants Go police issued a neighborhood warning that mentioned Foster remained on the run Tuesday afternoon.
Foster narrowly prevented being arrested after police carried out a raid on a household property in Wolf Creek, Oregon, on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Police additionally mentioned Foster was utilizing courting apps to lure folks into helping him to keep away from police and doubtlessly discover new victims.
Authorities mentioned they’ll maintain a press convention Wednesday afternoon to offer further particulars.
Fox Information’ Julia Musto and The Related Press contributed to this report.