Ashland woman found safe in California; son faces kidnap charges

Marshall Goldberg, the 55-year-old man wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. and the FBI for allegedly kidnapping his 85-year-old mother in Ashland, has been arrested in Southern California.

Kern County sheriff's deputies took Goldberg into custody in a motel in Frazier Park, Calif., about an hour south of Bakersfield at around 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

Marshall's mother, Doris, was found safely and was undergoing medical evaluation at a nearby hospital, according to FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele. Doris was considered endangered because she has Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Local authorities were tipped off to Goldberg's location after citizens who had seen the recent publicity about the case contacted local law enforcement and told them they believed the Goldbergs were staying at the motel.

Marshall faces charges of kidnapping, custodial interference and contempt of court charges out of Jackson County for taking his mother from her Ashland home in May.

He allegedly took his mother without her caregiver's permission. She was living with another of her sons prior to the alleged kidnapping. The FBI obtained a federal fugitive warrant for Goldberg on June 30.

As of Friday afternoon, Marshall was being held in the Kern County Jail. According to the FBI release, it will now be up to Jackson County authorities to arrange Marshall's extradition back to Oregon.

Representatives from the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept., and Kern County Sheriff's Office were unavailable for comment Friday evening.

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