NEWPORT, Minn. (WCCO) – One suspect is in custody and a victim of an alleged kidnapping was turned over to police early Saturday morning in Newport, authorities said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 200 block of 4th Avenue South in South St. Paul at about 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a woman being assaulted and held against her will. When authorities arrived, they learned that the woman was a 31-year-old female and had been a previous victim of domestic assault in St. Paul.

Officers identified the suspect as Samuel Jay McGown, 42, and began searching for him with the assistance of a SWAT team.

Authorities later traced McGown to a residence in Newport, where he was with the victim, and McGown was taken into custody. He is now in the Ramsey County Jail. The victim was turned over to South St. Paul Police, authorities said. Authorities said she has been released to family and is now safe.

South St. Paul Police and St. Paul Police were also called to assist at the scene. The incident is under investigation at this time.

Comments (10)
  1. Haha!! says:

    Another respectable member of the our local gentry anonymously speaks from the shadows.

    Man, this racist claptrap must be a really easy racket; it draws such weak employees,

  2. Pat says:

    If everyone was the same color, there would still be massive hate problems. People would hate people with blonde hair or brown hair or blue eyes or green eyes, no matter what there would still be a problem. Only the ignorant aholes like you are the reason why there is so many problems on this planet. Color is only skin deep and your problems are even deeper than that.

    1. Pat says:

      My husband is from Sudan. He treats me like a Queen if I follow his orders. He’s looking hard to find a job. I support him 100% until the day when he can get hired. I’m pregnant with his Chimp. He hasn’t assaulted me in 4 months.

  3. jean says:

    domestic abuse ,be it rich/poor, or black, white ,brown,yellow, beige ,educated or not so much, from countr to country , its their, and its up to all to help stop abuse, of any type,! child abuse to whatever IE racism … so do you think you can help out each other?

  4. Kevin says:

    Diversity….embrace it…….

  5. Richard Head says:

    “they learned that the woman was a 31-year-old female”. I guess that would be a true statement.

  6. Dilbertadodo says:

    Holy jeezus what a ugly fuk

  7. Deep Thinker says:

    What a goofy looking moron, he looks like the south end of a dog that is walking north.

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