Oregon law enforcement is searching for Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, who is suspected of kidnapping and viciously attacking a female victim. This incident occurred in Grants Pass and is similar to a crime for which he was convicted of in Nevada only two years prior.
On Tuesday, police discovered the woman in an unconscious state, bound up, and with severe injuries. She was then taken to a medical facility in critical condition. It is suspected that Foster had left the scene before officers arrived.
He is known to be armed and is considered to be dangerous. He was last seen in a 2008 dark blue Nissan Sentra 4-door with Oregon license plates 407EDX.
Chief Warren Hensman from the Grants Pass Police Department shared, “We are laser-focused on capturing this man and bringing him to justice.” He made this statement on Thursday at a news conference..
The police chief expressed his deep concern that Foster was not already incarcerated in Nevada after having been charged with five serious crimes in the state.
In 2019, his then-girlfriend was the victim of an assault and battery in Las Vegas. The assault resulted in her suffering from seven broken ribs, two black eyes and other related injuries. She was bound at the wrists and ankles with zip ties and duct tape for two weeks before being able to escape when Foster took her on an errand to the grocery store and gas station.
SWAT officers arrested Foster later that same day, and he was incarcerated for a total of 729 days while awaiting his trial.
At the time of his imprisonment, Foster was charged with domestic abuse in 2018. However in August 2021, he was offered a plea deal which reduced his sentence to under 200 days.