Ohio kidnapping suspect arrested after chase

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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 (http://ohne.ws/1kVTMMU ) 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.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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