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Johnson arrested in East Canton abduction

By KELLI WEIR GateHouse Ohio Media Published: July 7, 2017 10:00 AM

Dontrell D. Johnson faces charges of abduction, kidnapping, domestic violence and child endangering after police say he kidnapped a woman and his three children from a park and held them in Akron.

Akron police officers have arrested a Canton man wanted for abducting a woman and three children in East Canton, then holding them hostage in Akron.

Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said officers located Dontrell D. Johnson, 34, of Alan Page Drive SE, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at a home on Talbot Avenue in Akron after receiving an anonymous tip that he was staying at the location. Summit County court records show that Johnson has been charged with abduction, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of domestic violence and three counts of child endangering.

Bond was set at $100,000 in Akron Municipal Court on Tuesday.

A news advisory from Akron police states that Johnson picked up a 28-year-old woman and his three children, ages 4, 7 and 8, at a park in East Canton on Wednesday and took them to a home in east Akron, where he locked the woman in the basement and tried to assault her sexually.

Police said Johnson allowed the woman to leave the basement the next day to call friends but did not allow her to leave the house. The 7-year-old boy also was punched in the face when he asked for something to eat, according to the advisory.

Stark County court records show that East Canton police have filed charges of domestic violence and abduction against Johnson, whom they list as living in the 1100 block of 30th St. NE.


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