Benjamin Foster, 36, has been wanted since he tied up and severely beat a woman at a home in Grants Pass last week. He was in critical condition.
An Oregon man charged with attempted murder and other charges. After tying up and badly beating a woman last week was pronounced dead. After an hours-long standoff with law enforcement.
Police said in a brief statement Tuesday that Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, of Wolf Creek. Was in custody after the hours-long standoff.
The suspect died at a hospital Tuesday night. According to Grants Pass police spokesman Jeff Hattersley. The CBS affiliate in Medford, Oregon KTVL-TV. TTN News was not immediately able to confirm the development.
Police officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment or further details. In their previous update, they said a press conference would be held on Wednesday.
Foster had been the subject of a severe beating since Jan. 24. When Grants Pass police officers responded to a home. And found a woman who was “bound and unconscious after being severely beaten,” police said at the time.
Foster was wanted on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and assault, police said.
The condition of the deceased is said to be critical. Josephine County District Attorney Joshua Eastman wrote in court documents. That Foster tried to kill the woman while “deliberately torturing” her.
“I’m disgusted with what I know.” Police Chief Warren Hensman told Medford’s TTN affiliate KOBI last week. “It was a bad job.”
Police said Tuesday on Facebook. That Foster was spotted in the Grants Pass area, apparently walking a dog.
Police warned that Foster is still using dating apps as police search for him. And that he may be doing so to contact the suspects to help him. Two years ago, Foster was convicted in Nevada of holding another woman captive.
In 2019, Foster held his then-girlfriend captive in his Las Vegas apartment for two weeks.
He was initially charged with five felonies, including assault. And battery, but in 2021 he reached a plea deal with Clark County prosecutors to plead guilty. To felony and misdemeanor battery.
He was sentenced to one to two and a half years in prison. But has already spent 729 days in jail awaiting trial and has been released.
Grants Pass is a city of about 39,000 in southwestern Oregon about 25 miles north of the California border.
Law enforcement officers surrounded. A home in the city on Tuesday, and a crisis negotiator was. at the scene before police announced Foster was in custody, KOBI reported.
Hensman, the police chief, last week described the attack as brutal. And said the authorities’ hearts go out to the victim and his family. He said it had been happening “for a long time“.
“We usually think it can’t happen in our small community of 40,000 people, but it can happen anywhere,” he said.