In what may be an escalated domestic dispute, Lincoln County authorities are looking for a man who may have kidnapped his wife in the family’s red Jeep Cherokee. Reports say that he approached the Jeep on Idaho Street in Yachats, kicked out the windshield, got into the drivers seat and took off with a female on board. Latest report is that it is not his daughter.
A South Lincoln Water District employee said they say the Jeep headed eastbound on Blodgett at a high rate of speed. Blodgett runs up into the mountains just north of Yachats. It connects with roads that can dump him out on Eckman Road to Highway 34 just east of Waldport, or south to Yachats River Road, east of Yachats.
The Jeep now has no windshield, is bright red, possibly a two door with license plate CK37001. It’s said to be “a rattlecan” with mud tires.