MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northern Ohio say they a high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a 25-year-old man accused of kidnapping a 2-year-old boy and demanding ransom from his family.
Mansfield police say Charly Ray Ledbetter was arrested Sunday after being accused of shoplifting from a Wal-Mart store. Police said he ran from them before pulling over and giving up.
The Mansfield News Journal ( ) reports that Ledbetter was the subject of a search after he and his girlfriend allegedly took a 2-year-old child from someone they knew and demanded money or cold medicine — used to make methamphetamine — for his safe return.
Police tracked them to an apartment where the child was found safe.
The Richland County jail had no information about whether Ledbetter has an attorney yet.
Information from: News Journal,