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Deputies searching for suspect in kidnapping, torture

HUMBOLDT, Calif. - On Saturday, at 11:30 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs reported meeting with a female assault victim. The victim told law enforcement that she was kidnapped by her estranged husband Alvin Lee Wingo Jr., 57, on December 27, 2016, from a house in the area.

Law enforcement says that Wingo drove the victim to his residence in Hoopa where she was then held hostage for several days.

Wingo repeatedly assaulted the woman and threatened to kill her with a firearm. On January 7th, Wingo left the home and the woman was able to escape and contact law enforcement.

Wingo is wanted for domestic violence, making criminal threats, kidnapping, torture, being a felon in possession of a firearm and false imprisonment. Wingo is believed to be driving a 2001 red Subaru Forrester. Do not attempt to contact Wingo as he is considered to be armed and dangerous.  

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.   

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-253.


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