May 31, 2012 in Region

2 men arrested, kidnapping victim jumps from trunk

Associated Press

Two Columbia Falls, Mont., men face kidnapping charges after another man jumped from the trunk of a car in Washington state and reported he had been beaten and forced into the trunk in Montana.

Prosecutors in Pend Oreille County charged 29-year-old Kenny J. Morrison and 39-year-old John M. Davis with second degree kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and assault. Davis also is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. Their bail was set at $100,000 during an initial appearance Wednesday. Arraignment was scheduled for today.

The sheriff’s office said a motorist on U.S. Highway 2 reported that the trunk of the vehicle in front of him opened Sunday morning and a man jumped out, started waving his arms and yelling for help. Morrison and Davis were arrested a short time later in Newport, Wash.

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