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BUFFALO MAN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING FORMER GIRLFRIEND


April 22, 2012- Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of a Buffalo man for multiple charges, including kidnapping, after he forcibly pulled his ex-girlfriend into his car and drove her to a house where he made her stay in a room against her will.

 Erie County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Main St. in the Town of Clarence for a report from a complainant that her sister was being held against her will in a vehicle and was travelling on Main St. in Clarence. The vehicle in question was located and stopped by Deputy Chris Ginnane and Greg Kent on Shimmerville Rd. in the Town of Clarence at about 5:50am.

 After further interview and investigation, it was discovered that a 19 y/o City of Buffalo man followed his ex-girlfriend to the Wal-Mart store on Transit Rd. in Clarence late Friday night, and when she exited the store, he pulled up next to her, got out and pulled her into the car, where he then buckled her into place and left with her in the vehicle. The 19 y/o man drove to a residence on Clarence Ctr. Rd. in Clarence and made the ex-girlfriend go into the house where he put her into a bedroom and made her stay there against her will for about 4 hours. The 19 y/o male took the female's cell phone and wouldn’t let her call for help. The two then left the residence and headed back towards the female's sister's house in Buffalo, when the 19 y/o male changed his mind and turned around heading back towards Clarence, this time followed by the female's sister. The vehicle was subsequently stopped by Deputies on Shimmerville Rd. There was an active Order of Protection for the female against the 19 y/o ex-boyfriend at the time of this incident. The female was not injured and did not require any medical attention.

The 19 y/o was arrested and charged with Kidnapping 2nd degree, Criminal Contempt 1st, Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd, Criminal Mischief 4th, Menacing 3rd, and Harassment 2nd.  The defendant was then taken to the Erie County Holding Center and held pending his arraignment in the Town of Clarence Court.