2 men arrested for attempted abduction of Ohio realtor showing house
North Ridgeville Police
Michael Evans and David Helton were arrested on charges of third-degree felony abduction and first-degree misdemeanor assault.


Two men in Ohio were arrested Saturday, accused of trying to abduct a realtor who was waiting to show a home, according to police.

The North Ridgeville Police Dept. said officers responded to an address on Homecrest Drive on Aug. 22 on a report of an attempted abduction of a woman.

A 54-year-old female realtor told police she was waiting to show a home on the street when two men drove up in a silver SUV.

Police said the driver asked the woman for her business card. When she handed it over, the driver allegedly grabbed her by the arm, police said, and tried to pull her into the SUV.

She told police the man in the passenger seat yelled "Get her in here!" and "Let's go!"

The woman struggled with the driver and broke free, then got into her vehicle and locked her doors as the two men drove away, police said. She reportedly sustained bruises and cuts on her arm.

North Ridgeville Police detectives identified and arrested the two suspects: Michael W.B. Evans, 37, of Henrietta Township; and David J. Helton, 45, of Vermillion. Both were charged with third-degree felony abduction and first-degree misdemeanor assault and held in the the Lorain County Jail.

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