BLANCHESTER, Ohio (WLWT/WDTN) — One man was arrested after a woman was found trapped in a hole inside a shed at a Blanchester home Wednesday, police said.
Police in Blanchester say a 30-year-old-woman was reported missing by her mother around 1:30 Wednesday morning. Officers responded and searched the area but did not find her.
Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Central Avenue home at 4:00 a.m. after a neighbor reported hearing cries coming from a shed on the property. When police arrived, they found a woman inside a hole that had been covered with wood and heavy objects, in a yard belonging to Dennis Dunn, 45, they said.
Police say the hole was about 3.5 feet deep and 2-feet wide. They say the pit was covered with wood and heavy objects to hold the lid in place.
Police say the woman appeared to be suffering a sezure when they found her and she was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Offices observed no obvious signs of physical trauma to the woman.
Photos: Shed where woman was held
Photos: Shed where woman was held x
Officers stationed outside the home with guns drawn for four hours, awaiting SWAT, before Dunn walked out the front door “like he was going for a stroll,” police said.
Dunn was charged with one count of kidnapping and taken to the Clinton County Jail.
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