WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Warren man and his father have been charged with abduction in relation to an incident in which a man said he and his girlfriend were held against their will at a Warren home.
Harold Travis, Jr., was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force at an Elm Road home. He was charged with abduction and felonious assault and taken to Trumbull County Jail.
Warren Police said Travis’s father, Harold Travis, Sr., was also charged with abduction in relation to the case. A warrant was issued for his arrest, according to court records.
The alleged victim told police that he and his girlfriend tried to leave a home on Douglas Street NW on July 12, but the people at the house wouldn’t let them leave.
According to a police report, a friend of the victim called police and the two were able to leave when officers arrived.
The man said he and his girlfriend were driving near Elm Road and Atlantic Street when four men in a car pulled up next to them, pointed a gun and threatened to shoot if they didn’t go back to the home. When they returned, the victim said one of the men punched him in the face and poked him with a screwdriver.
He told police he was able to escape through a window when he asked to go to the bathroom. Police said he had strangle marks around his neck and puncture wounds on his forehead and neck.