Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Yachats area man for kidnap, reckless endangerment, assault and menacing his girlfriend Tuesday. Deputies say Antonio Mirelez was arguing with his girlfriend at a residence just north of Yachats. As his girlfriend tried to drive off in her red Jeep, Mirelez jumped up on the hood, kicked out the windshield, took over the driver’s seat and drove off with his girlfriend screaming for somebody to call 9-1-1.
The Jeep was seen heading up Blodgett Road, into the mountains. A sheriff’s deputy arrived a short while later and headed up Blodgett but found no sign of them. Meanwhile Mirelez continued arguing with his girlfriend, during which he hit her in the face, according to the victim.
Mirelez eventually drove the woman to a residence in Yachats where they were confronted by law enforcement. Mirelez handcuffed and transported to the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Second Degree Kidnapping, Recklessly Endangering, Fourth Degree Assault and Menacing. His bail was set at $145,000.