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Man wanted for abduction, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition after 2 incidents in Tremont

Posted at 10:41 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 22:41:09-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a 27-year-old man wanted for abduction, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition following two incidents that occurred in Tremont Friday.

Police said Kevin Ballard followed a woman leaving a coffee shop, grabbed her and attempted to pull her when she threw her coffee on him. He then fled the scene.

He later approached a woman on a porch and pushed her inside of the residence, strangling her, police said.

The woman screamed and fought Ballard off and he fled in a vehicle, according to police.

Police discovered Ballard’s identity during further investigation.

Anyone with information regarding Ballard’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.