BEND, OR -- Bend Police now say the report of an armed subject that sent Mountain View high school into lock-out mode Thursday afternoon was related to a kidnapping and assault.
An 18-year-old Bend man says he was forced into a vehicle at gunpoint by 19-year-old Travis Seaton. The suspect allegedly took the victim to his home and forced him to set up a meeting with two other acquaintances.
When the group met at the baseball field near Trinity Lutheran Church at 27th and Butler Market, Seaton and a Utah man assaulted the other two. Bend PD was notified shortly after the assault.
The two suspects abandoned their vehicle on NE Jackson St, where it was later recovered by patrol officers. Police arrested both Seaton and 19-year-old Miguel Moreno-Valles just after midnight, Friday at an undisclosed residence.
Detectives later executed a search warrant at Seaton's home on NE Sonya Court and recovered a shotgun and other evidence linking the suspects to the incident.