Police: Holland man held roommate’s mom captive

Ottawa County

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A Holland man was arrested after police say he attacked and tied up his roommate’s mother.

It happened Tuesday on E. 17th Street near College Avenue.

The Holland Department of Public Safety says the 52-year-old woman went to her son’s house around 4 p.m. to take care of his dog when his housemate, 57-year-old Kenneth Raymond-Herbert Osborne, grabbed her and threatened her with a knife. She tried to fight back and he cut her on the arm.

The woman told police that Osborne then tied her up and demanded money.

After being held captive for a few hours, she was able to escape and hurried to a neighbor’s house, where she called 911 around 7 p.m.

Police soon tracked down Osborne a few blocks away. They said he had the woman’s credit card on him when he was arrested. They also say that he took the woman’s car from where she had parked it near the house and moved it to a couple of blocks away.

The woman was treated at the hospital for the injury to her arm and released.

Osborne was charged Wednesday with unlawful imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon, stealing or retaining without consent a financial transaction devices and unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle as a habitual offender. Bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety.

*Editor’s Note: An initial police release mistakenly said the woman called 911 shortly before 4 p.m. Police later clarified that she arrived at the house around 4 p.m. and called 911 around 7 p.m.

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