An Oregon police officer who was responding to a report of debris on a bridge found something far more than he expected when he found a bloody woman tied up on the overpass, police say.
The discovery occurred over the weekend on Newport's Yaquina Bay Bridge, where the officer heard someone crying for help, according to the Newport Police Department. Upon investigating, he found the victim, who had "blood all over her face and head, a laceration to the back of the head, and her hands were tied tightly behind their back," a police report reveals. The unidentified victim told police she'd been attacked, tied up and robbed.
Within hours, investigators identified the suspect as Thomas Brannies, who had an outstanding warrant on assault charges, per Newport police. He was promptly arrested on multiple charges
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