Milwaukie kidnapping suspect has had 3 federal convictions
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - The man police say kidnapped and assaulted a 20-year-old woman Monday night has three federal convictions, according to court documents.
Kelly Vern Swoboda, 49, was convicted twice for bank robbery in 1994 and 2006 and once for a weapons violation in 1999. He was also convicted of probation violations.
Police say Swoboda kidnapped a woman from Palm Beach Tan in the 17000 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, threw her in his purple van and took off. She fought back and jumped from the moving car.
A source says the woman was "bound and pistol-whipped and suffered serious injuries."
Right now, she is at the hospital recovering.
Detectives linked Swoboda to the crime because of a fingerprint he left at the scene, police said.
Swoboda is considered armed and dangerous. Police say they don't know where he lives and are collecting tips on his whereabouts.
On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals joined the search for Swoboda, who is described as a loner and a transient. His nephew in Tualatin told KATU News he hasn't seen Swoboda in years and hopes it stays that way.
Swoboda served time in prison in 1994, 1999 and 2006 for his crimes and each time got out on supervised release. The 1999 conviction also included charges of a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm. Police found the "sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun which was loaded and cocked" in that case after receiving "a report that he tried to lure a 13 year old girl into his car," according to federal court documents.
Swoboda was arrested in November 2013 for DUII and for carrying a concealed weapon. Police say he failed to show up for a court appearance and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Police say if you see Swoboda or know where he is, do not try to contact him; instead, call 911.
Below: The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office released these surveillance photos of the suspect and a photo of a van similar to the van driven by the suspect.