36-year-old Oregon man who ‘tortured and tried to kill’ his date taken into custody

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An Oregon a person who used dating apps to lure women and “tortured and attempted to kill,” his latest victim was taken into custody after a confrontation with police at his victim’s home.

Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, of Wolf Creek – located 60 miles north of California border – was taken into custody, the Grants Pass Police Department said press release.

Foster led police in an hours-long standoff where he reportedly barricaded himself outside the home of victim Justine Simmons on Shane Way, where he “bound and brutally beat” her until she passed out. She remains in intensive care in critical condition.

The alleged abuser fled Siemens’ home on Jan. 24 after her friend stopped to check on her after he was unable to contact her. He reportedly “interrupted” the torture and when police arrived they described the scene as “absolutely disgusting” and “horrific”.

Police accused him of “deliberately torturing” Siemens over an “extended period of time.” The police also told CNN the incident “was not a random attack” and that Foster and Siemens had a “previous relationship,” but did not elaborate.

Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, of Wolf Creek, was taken into custody by the Grants Pass Police Department at the home of his victim, Justin Simmons, on Shane Way

He barricaded himself under the victim's house and led the police in a standoff that lasted for several hours

He barricaded himself under the victim’s house and led the police in a standoff that lasted for several hours

Police said Foster used dating apps to lure his victims, but Match Group, which owns Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge, and Bumble said they couldn’t find the profiles that match his description but are still being sought.

He was last seen by police on Tuesday morning as he was walking a small dog in an orange jacket, jeans and hat, before engaging police in a confrontation.

Lt. Jeff Hattersley said Tuesday afternoon that authorities received “leading information” that Foster had entered the home. Shortly before 8:00 p.m., Hattersley said the situation had been resolved.

Officers of four departments concentrated in the area, created a command post and assembled special forces. Some residents of the area received a message about shelter in place.

Last Thursday, law enforcement raided the property in the unincorporated community of Wolf Creek, but Foster, who lived there on family property, got away.

Foster allegedly tied up and severely beat Siemens (pictured) at her home on January 24.  Siemens is still in intensive care after the attack and is in critical condition

Foster allegedly tied up and severely beat Siemens (pictured) at her home on January 24. Siemens is still in intensive care after the attack and is in critical condition

Authorities were notified of the attack after her boyfriend showed up at her home on January 24 after failing to reach her and

Authorities were notified of the attack after her boyfriend showed up at her home on January 24 after failing to reach her and “interrupted” the torture. Police described the scene as “absolutely disgusting” and “appalling”.

After being interrupted, Foster reportedly fled the scene in his Nissan to the home of Tina Marie Jones in Wolf Creek, where his car and evidence that he used dating apps to lure victims were found.  He eventually returned to her home, where he was taken into custody

After being interrupted, Foster reportedly fled the scene in his Nissan to the home of Tina Marie Jones in Wolf Creek, where his car and evidence that he used dating apps to lure victims were found. He eventually returned to her home, where he was taken into custody

Forested mountains surround the community, but investigators believe that instead of disappearing alone into the wilderness, Foster received help to get out of the area.

The owner of the home, Tina Marie Jones, 68, was arrested for allegedly trying to hide Foster and is currently being held in the Josephine County Jail.

Hattersley also believed that if Siemens’ friend had not turned up at her home on Tuesday, “we would have had a very different investigation”.

“It was clear that his intention was to kill her,” he told The New York Times. “I’ve been in law enforcement for 32 years and this is one of the most heinous and horrific cases I’ve ever seen.”

Siemens’ friend, Jacqueline Frankel, said she saw the couple at Corvette’s Bar and Grill in Grants Pass in the weeks before the alleged attack, although they weren’t hanging out. Siemens appears to have worked at the restaurant, according to her Facebook page.

Foster is also a bartender at Grants Pass. It’s unclear if he worked at Corvette, but police said he knew Siemens before the attack. DailyMail.com has contacted the restaurant for comment.

He was last seen on Tuesday morning when the dog (pictured)

He was last seen on Tuesday morning when the dog (pictured)

Foster was accused of holding his girlfriend hostage in her Las Vegas apartment in 2019

He reportedly held his girlfriend captive in her own apartment for two weeks and brutally tortured her

Foster was accused of holding his girlfriend hostage in her Las Vegas apartment in 2019. He reportedly held his girlfriend captive for two weeks and brutally tortured her.

Frankel said Foster “just seemed like a normal guy” at the time, but didn’t see him “hanging out” with Siemens.

This isn’t the first time Foster has faced similar charges, as he was convicted in 2019 of holding his girlfriend captive in Las Vegaswhere he studied at the university.

He reportedly held his girlfriend captive in her own apartment for two weeks and brutally tortured her.

That victim, whose name has been redacted from court records, suffered a shaved head, seven broken ribs, two black eyes and chemical burns from lye, which Foster also allegedly forced her to eat for 16 days.

He was originally charged with five felonies, including assault and battery, and faced decades in prison upon conviction. But in August 2021, Foster reached a plea deal with Clark County prosecutors that allowed him to plead guilty to one count of battery and misdemeanor domestic violence battery.

Tina Marie Jones was arrested for allegedly helping him hide in her Wolf Creek home and is being held in the Josephine County Jail.  His car and evidence that he used dating apps to lure victims were found at her home

Tina Marie Jones was arrested for allegedly helping him hide in her Wolf Creek home and is being held in the Josephine County Jail. His car and evidence that he used dating apps to lure victims were found at her home

The judge sentenced him to 2.5 years in a Nevada prison. The 729 days he spent in jail awaiting trial were credited toward his sentence, leaving Foster with less than 200 days left to serve in state prison.

The woman also told police she was strangled until she passed out.

She escaped when Foster let her out of his sight during a trip together to a grocery store and gas station.

After spending several months in prison, Foster returned to Oregon, where he “unfortunately found another woman who had been victimized in a very similar way,” Hattersley told The New York Times.

Court records show Foster was out of prison at the time on a suspended sentence for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. He was also awaiting trial in another 2018 domestic violence case. But Foster’s plea deal with prosecutors in 2021 settled the domestic violence case, a copy of the agreement shows, and he was “sentenced to credit for time served.”

Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman told the AP on Thursday that it was “very troubling” that Foster was on the loose and could be preying on other women instead of still behind bars for crimes in Nevada.

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