SH woman sentenced to 37 months for role in alleged kidnapping case

Audrey Caro

Sabrina Marie Major, 35, of Sweet Home, has been sentenced to 37 months of prison for second-degree assault related to a case in which a man reported he was kidnapped on Oct. 2, 2017.

Charges of second-degree kidnapping and hindering prosecution were dismissed.

Corey Allen Dean, 43, of Albany, remains charged with second-degree kidnapping and second-degree criminal conspiracy to commit a Class B felony in connection with the incident. Dean is lodged at the Oregon State Penitentiary on a 2015 conviction for delivery of methamphetamine.

A Feb. 13 trial date for Major and Dean was canceled. Dean’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 9.

At approximately 9:03 a.m. on Oct. 2, Sweet Home Police officers responded to a call from Sweet Home Public Works Maintenance Yard employees, 1400 24th Ave., who said that a man showed up at the location saying that he had been kidnapped and beaten, according to a SHPD news release.

The man, later identified as Dustin Kyle Westling, 30, was sitting on a bench at the office with a head injury, when officers arrived. Medics responded to evaluate the injury.

According to police, Westling told officers he had “friended” a female, later identified as Sabrina Major (Curtis), on Facebook that morning and she had offered him a place to stay as he was stranded in Sweet Home.

Major picked up Westling at the Safeway parking lot that morning in a gold pickup truck, according to the release.

They later picked up two other men, who got into the back seat of the truck.

Westling told police he was picked up by three individuals, was prevented from exiting the vehicle, was punched in the head and then escaped through the passenger window.

Westling said he told his alleged assailants repeatedly to let him out of the truck because he feared for his life. He stated that, while lying on the ground, one of the men pointed a gun at him. Then the truck left the area.

A short time later, officers located a pickup truck matching the victim’s description parked at 2280 Long St.

Officers contacted the tenant, who verified the truck belonged to people staying in her home.

Major and Dean were arrested on unrelated outstanding warrants.

The Sweet Home Police Department executed a search warrant at 2280 Long St. where Dean and Major had been staying. During the search, officers seized a dealer scale, packaging material and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation continues and SHPD encourages anyone with any information related to this incident to contact Officer Chris Wingo or Detective Cyndi Pichardo at (541) 367-5181.

Victim jailed, then released

Westling was arrested in Lebanon on Sept. 30 for second-degree attempted theft. A caller had reported a man at Safeway with a fraudulent Coin Star check for $158.

On Oct. 4, he was arrested at the Washington County Probation Department for parole violation, after being summoned for a meeting with his probation officer.

He was arrested because he had failed to meet certain provisions of his probation, according to Brooke Vice, supervisor of the Sex Crimes Team in Washington County. Westling was lodged at the Washington County Jail.

On March 2 Washington County Parole and Probation staff said Westling served time in the Washington County Jail in November for a PPS violation and is now in the community “under enhanced supervision (GPS monitoring).”