TACOMA — A Tacoma man was arrested Oct. 20 on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree driving while suspended after allegedly trying to exit the Okanogan Family Faire with an 18-year-old woman.

Christopher Robbins, 47, remained in the Okanogan County Jail as of Oct. 25.

Steve Brown, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office chief criminal deputy, said Robbins and the Tonasket woman allegedly met that day in Tonasket and she agreed to ride with him to the barter event. They allegedly smoked some marijuana and were driving through the faire’s parking area when he began acting strangely.

The woman asked to get out of the car, but instead of stopping he allegedly sped up and headed up a road out of the faire area. The woman allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Robbins in the hand, and he stopped the vehicle.

She ran to a nearby campsite and hid in a trailer, but Robbins apparently followed and started looking for her. The campers then called for faire security, who contacted the sheriff’s office, Brown said.

Witnesses told deputies they had heard her screaming that she wanted to leave vehicle, he said.

Robbins was arrested and taken to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket for treatment of the minor stab wound, and then was taken to jail, Brown said.

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