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Suspect Arrested In Newport Kidnapping

(Newport, OR) -- Newport Police have arrested a suspect in a kidnapping, robbery and assault that happened late Friday night. A police officer responded to a report of debris in the road on the Yaquina [[ yuh-KWIN-uh ]] Bay Bridge and heard someone yelling for help. The person had their hands tied behind their back and was covered in blood. The victim was taken to a hospital where they told officers the suspect hit them in the head, hog-tied them, and stole the person's belongings. Police found the suspect's vehicle at a grocery store and arrested 34-year-old Thomas Brannies for assault, robbery and kidnapping.

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