MADRAS, OR -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a kidnapping suspect, after a raid on a Madras home came up empty. Investigators received information that 37-year-old Omar Benitez was at the house on Madison Street, prompting a search by the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, Madras P-D and the Sheriff’s Office, Sunday night. But he wasn’t there.
Benitez has an outstanding warrant for Kidnapping, Robbery and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call Madras Police or JCSO at 541-475-2201 or 541-475-2202.