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Victim of alleged SH kidnapping winds up in jail


October 10, 2017

Sabrina Major

Sweet Home police have arrested two people and are looking for a third suspect in an alleged kidnapping that occurred on Monday, Oct. 2.

Meanwhile, the alleged victim has also been arrested, on unrelated charges.

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

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

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

Major picked Westling up at the Safeway parking lot that morning in a gold pickup truck, according to police. 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 not allowed to exit the vehicle, was punched in the head and then escaped through the passenger window.

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

He was transported to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, said Chief Jeff Lynn.

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.

SHPD executed a search warrant at 2280 Long St., where Major and Corey Allen Dean had been staying.

During the search, officers seized a dealer scale, packaging material and drug paraphernalia.

Major, 34, was charged with first-degree kidnapping and hindering prosecution in connection with the incident. She is lodged at Linn County Jail.

On Oct. 5, the state filed a motion to revoke probation for her that was the result of a July 2017 conviction for fourth-degree assault.

In an affidavit in support of the motion, the county’s Court Monitoring Service said Major (Curtis) violated the probation condition to obey all municipal, county, state and federal laws.

Dean, 43, was arrested on a state-wide felony warrant for delivery of methamphetamine. He was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree criminal conspiracy in connection with the incident.

The third individual, whose name was not released by Sweet Home police, is still being sought.

Westling, the victim in the alleged kidnapping, 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.

Dustin Westling

The police report for that incident was sent to Lebanon’s city attorney and was not available at press time. Officials said it could be four to six weeks before it is available.

On Oct. 4, Westling 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 is lodged in the Washington County Jail.

The next court date for Major and Dean is Oct. 16.

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


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