Woman tied up, tortured in RV, deputies say; 2 arrested

Leslie Jacobs Weeks and Michael Gray Wilkins
Leslie Jacobs Weeks and Michael Gray Wilkins

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people were taken into custody after officials said they kidnapped a woman, tied her up and tortured her in a motor home.

Sheriff’s deputies were first notified of the incident after a Good Samaritan had a chance encounter with the 31-year-old victim Monday morning on Courtney Avenue.

“When she looked me in the eyes, I could tell that something was seriously wrong,” the Good Samaritan told KOIN 6 News. “She looked like she had been through a rough couple of days. You could tell by her eyes that she needed help.”

The Good Samaritan said the woman asked her to call 911. She said she was hesitant at first because the woman motioned to her to walk away.

But she ended up dialing 911 and learned the woman had been kidnapped.

“You don’t think anything like that would happen,” she said.

Deputies found the victim in a broken down motor home on Courtney Avenue, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Evidence found in a motor home after deputies say a woman was kidnapped and held against her will, June 15, 2017. (CCSO)
Evidence found in a motor home after deputies say a woman was kidnapped and held against her will, June 15, 2017. (CCSO)

She said she had been held against her will.

Investigators later said Michael Gray Wilkins, 47, and Leslie Jacobs Weeks, 49, had been holding the woman hostage for nearly 12 hours. During that time, they zip-tied, gagged, Tasered and assaulted her, deputies said.

Wilkins and Weeks were later arrested and booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges of robbery, kidnapping, assault and menacing.

The pair owned the motor home where the alleged crimes occurred.

The victim was treated at the hospital and later released.

“I feel really bad for her, I hope she’s OK,” the Good Samaritan said. “I’m glad she’s safe. I can’t even imagine something like that.”

A Good Samaritan’s chance encounter with the 31-year-old woman led sheriff’s deputies to a broken down motor home on Courtney Avenue in Milwaukie.

Deputies said the suspects are transients, but they haven’t released any information about how the woman was kidnapped or what may have led up to it.

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