BEND, Ore. -- A Bend man, arrested less than two mon
ths ago for kidnapping and abusing a 19-year-old woman, has been arrested yet again, accused of abducting the same woman at gunpoint and holding her at his home for nearly a day, police said Wednesday.
Nicholas Earl Waldbillig, 21, released the victim only after she agreed not to testify against him in the previous abduction, said Lt. Ben Gregory.
On Sept 29, Waldbillig originally was arrested for first-degree kidnap, sex abuse and menacing after abducting a female acquaintance with what turned out to be a fake gun and threatening her to force her to engage in sex acts at a park, in his car and at a southeast Bend industrial area, police said.
Waldbillig originally was held on $350,000 bail, but later posted bail and was released, Gregory said.
Late Monday evening, Bend detectives and officers arrested Waldbillig again after he allegedly kidnapped the same woman at gunpoint, Gregory said.
Waldbillig allegedly contacted the woman around at her workplace around 6 p.m. Sunday, displayed a handgun and forced her into his car, Gregory said.
Gregory said he then demanded the victim’s cell phone and eventually forced him to his home in the 24000 block of Walker Road and allegedly held her there until Monday evening, when he released the woman, only after she agreed not to testify against him in the earlier case.
Dtectives raided Waldbillig’s home on Tuesday and seized evidence of the crimes, including an air soft pistol and pellet pistol, Gregory said, adding that it’s not clear at this time if either of those pistols were the ones used in the latest crime.
Waldbillig made his initial court appearance Wednesday and was held on $600,000 bail, facing a total of 17 charges, jail records show, including kidnap, robbery, menacing, coercion, tampering with a witness, stalking and several counts of violation of a restraining order. He’s due back in court Dec. 8.