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MUNROE FALLS, Ohio– A man was arrested after police say he kidnapped a woman in Munroe Falls last week.

John Crawford (Photo courtesy: Summit County Sheriff's Office)

John Crawford (Photo courtesy: Summit County Sheriff’s Office)

Police said 25-year-old John Crawford kidnapped the 24-year-old victim and forced her to drive to several locations to get cash on March 29. A 30-year-old friend of the woman tried to confront Crawford, but police said he was assaulted.

Officers found Crawford screaming and incoherent on Gaylord Drive at about 9 p.m. that night.

Crawford was taken to the Summit County Jail, where he remains. He was charged with kidnapping, assault and unlawful restraint.

The investigation in ongoing.