New details in Port Angeles kidnapping, murder

PORT ANGELES -- A judge on Monday ordered that bail remain at $2 million for Gary Carl Borneman Jr., of Port Angeles, for the alleged kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend and the shooting death of her current boyfriend, the Peninsula Daily News reported.

His arraignment is set for Oct. 24.

The police report in the case, according to the PDN, said Borneman, 39, a diver by trade, took his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Messinger, 31, at gunpoint from a home at 714 Georgiana St. last Tuesday and forced her to drive to her residence at 130 W. 11th St., which she shared with Gerald David Howell, 40.

Messinger told police that Borneman tied her inside her van and went inside the house. She escaped from the van and was later found by police hiding unharmed in the bushes. She had placed a 911 call from her hiding spot.

Police found Borneman holding a handgun in front of the house and with injuries to his face and hands that he apparently got during a close-quarters fight with Howell inside the house.

Police said the back door of the house had been kicked in, and Howell's body was found in the laundry room area with a shotgun between his legs.

The PDN said Messinger, who has a 2-year-old child with Borneman, had a domestic violence protection order prohibiting him from having contact with her.

The suspect underwent surgery to his hands last week and is being held in the Clallam County Jail on first-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges.