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2 men arrested in connection with attempted abduction of realtor in North Ridgeville, police say

Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 19:14:39-04

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Two men are facing charges after they allegedly attempted to abduct a realtor while she waited to show a home in North Ridgeville on Saturday, according to a news release from police.

David J. Helton, 45, of Vermilion, and Michael W.B. Evans, 37, of Henrietta Towsnhip, are both charged with abduction, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor assault, police said.

On Saturday, a 54-year-old realtor told police she was waiting to show a home on Homecrest Drive when the two suspects approached the home in an SUV.

She said after a brief conversation, one of the men driving the vehicle asked her for a business card.

When she returned to their vehicle to give them her business cards, one of the men grabbed her arm and attempted to pull her into the SUV, according to police.

The realtor told police that the passenger yelled “Get her in here!” and “let’s go!” She was able to break free and got into her vehicle and locked the doors. The suspects fled the area.

The realtor received bruises and cuts on her arm, police said.

Both Helton and Evans were later arrested on Wednesday without incident. Both remain in custody at the Lorain County Jail.