Abduction/Robbery Arrest in Richland Co.
Updated: Monday, January 28 2013, 10:19 AM EST
Press Release from the Richland Co. Sheriff's Office:
Suspects Arrested in Abduction/Robbery
Jerrold Myers Jr., male, age 23, address unknown, was arrested today at approximately 0311 hours on a warrant for Abduction (F-3) in an alley east of the 400 block of S. Main St. in Mansfield early this morning by members of the Richland County Division of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and Richland County Sheriffs Deputies. Myers was wanted in connection with a January 26, 2013 incident which occurred at approximately 1500 hours in the 900 block of Springmill Rd. where a Mansfield woman, age 23, was abducted by means of a stun gun, beaten, robbed and dumped showing obvious signs of physical trauma.
Deputies developed suspects through their ongoing investigation. After conferring with the Richland County Prosecutors Office, a warrant on complaint was issued for Myers for Abduction (F-3). He also had outstanding warrants from the Mansfield Police Department for Domestic Violence (M-1) and Ontario Police Department for Theft (M-1). Deputies requested assistance from the Richland County Division of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force in making the apprehension.
Through the course of the investigation it was determined that at least one person, Ashley Williams, age 22, of Mansfield, provided transportation and safe haven to Myers while lying to Task Force members about his whereabouts. She was arrested in the 500 block of Davidson St. in Mansfield and was charged with Obstructing Justice (F-4).
A consent search was done at a residence in the 400 block of S. Main St. in Mansfield after Myers arrest and a Viper Tek stun gun believed to have been used in the commission of the crime was seized and turned in to the Crime Lab for processing and evidence.
Myers and Williams may face additional charges through the Richland County Grand Jury. They remain in the Richland County Jail and are expected to be arraigned early this week.
Sheriff Steve Sheldon credited the quick apprehension of the suspect 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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