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Suspects Arrested In Abduction Robbery Of Mansfield Woman

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/28/2013

 Two people have been arrested for the abduction and robbery of a Mansfield woman.

Jerrold Myers. Jr., 23, of Mansfield, was arrested Sunday morning by members of the Richland County Division of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and Richland County Sheriff's deputies. Myers Jr. was charged with stunning, abducting, assaulting and robbing the woman Saturday afternoon.
 

Richland County Sheriff's Major Dale Fortney said the incident occurred at 3 p.m. Saturday. He said the 23-year-old woman had left an area bar and was walking in the area of the 900 block of Ohio 39.

Myers Jr., an acquaintance of the woman, allegedly approached her and used a stun gun to stun her. He then threw her into a vehicle. The woman was beaten, robbed and dumped from the vehicle.
 

Major Fortney said through the course of the investigation it was determined that at least one person, Ashley Williams, 22, of Mansfield, provided transportation and a safe haven for Myers Jr. while lying to Task Force members about his whereabouts.

Williams was arrested in the 500 block of Davidson St. and was charged with Obstructing Justice.

Major Fortney said a warrant on complaint was issued for Myers Jr. for abduction. Myers Jr. also had outstanding warrants from the Mansfield Police Department for Domestic Violence and the Ontario Police Department for Theft.

Myers Jr. was arrested Sunday at 3 a.m. at a residence in the 400 block of S. Main St.  Major Fortney said during a search of the residence authorities found a Viper Tek stun gun believed to have been used in the crime. The stun gun was taken to the Crime Lab for processing and evidence.

Myers Jr. and Williams could face additional charges through the Richland County Grand Jury.
They remain in the Richland County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Sheriff Steve Sheldon credited the quick apprehension of the suspects to the thorough preliminary investigation done by B Watch Deputy Sheriffs and to the investigative skills and tenaciousness of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force members.
  

   
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