Grand jury indicts Edwards on 3 counts

Mark Edwards after his arrest in Springfield, Ohio, Feb. 28, 2014.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A Clark County grand jury indicted Mark Edwards on three counts Tuesday.

Edwards, 44, is charged with violation of a protection order, failure to comply with a police offer, and interference with custody.

Edwards was arrested in Springfield, Ohio, Feb. 28 after prosecutors said he ran off with a 14-year-old, prompting a nationwide search.

He and the girl were taken into custody three days after they disappeared.

Edwards also faces charges of kidnapping and rape for a similar incident with the same girl in September 2013.

Edwards remains in the Clark County Jail on a $875,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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