Wayne County Kidnapper Arrested

William Brown
William Brown

A Wayne County man arrested, accused of kidnapping a man.

37-year-old William Brown allegedly kidnapped a man at gun-point from a home on Hayes Road in Ravenna Township, Portage County. It happened on Thursday, while the victim was visiting a friend.

Deputies say Brown is an acquaintance of the victim.

The victim was forced into Browns van and driven from Portage County to Wayne County.

The victim was able to escape from the van and contact the Wayne County Sheriff.

Brown was taken into custody without incident.

Brown has since been extradited to the Portage County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. Brown will be arraigned on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Ravenna Courthouse at 1:15 PM.

Brown is currently being charged with one count of Kidnapping, a 1st degree felony.

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