Man Arrested in Banks Kidnapping Case

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at approximately 7:05 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving the City of Banks were dispatched to reports of a man trying to force a woman inside a vehicle near the intersection of NW Highway 47 & NW Wilson River Highway.

Deputies were able to contact the adult female at the scene and determine the suspect had fled on foot.  The woman told deputies the suspect was someone she knew and he had been hiding inside her vehicle for hours.  He didn’t make himself known to her until after she dropped her child off at school.

The woman tried to escape, but the man forced her back inside the vehicle and would not let her leave.  He eventually left and she was unhurt.

Deputies searched the area around Banks for the suspect, but were unable to immediately locate him.  Schools in Banks were placed in lockout status for a short time.

Shortly before 4:00 p.m., the suspect, 43-year-old Lawrence Alan Roland of Hillsboro, was located returning to his vehicle.  It was parked near the victim’s vehicle.

Mr. Roland is being charged with Kidnapping in the first degree and menacing.

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