Man arrested after victim escapes.
A man is under arrest in connection with a kidnapping in the North County.
It happened on Tuesday, April 18 just before 11:00 p.m. in the 3800 block of Vista Way in the City of Oceanside. An acquaintance took a woman against her will and drove around North County. He took the woman’s cell phone, refused to let her out of the car and threatened to kill her.
The following day around 6:30 p.m., the woman was able to find a second phone and call a friend who alerted the Sheriff’s Department. The victim escaped and got into her friend’s car, but the suspect blocked them in a cul-de-sac in the 1000 block of Hidden Vale Drive in Vista.
Jonathan Sass (DOB 11/27/1992) noticed Sheriff’s ASTREA (helicopter) overhead and quickly left the area. With ASTREA’s assistance, deputies with the Vista Sheriff’s Station caught up with Sass on SR-78 in San Marcos and took him into custody without incident.
The victim and her friend were not hurt.
Sass is booked at the Vista Detention Facility on charges of kidnapping, making criminal threats, robbery, possessing drugs for sale and violating the conditions of his probation.