2 charged in connection with kidnapping, assault of Miamisburg man

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MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Two people are facing felony charges for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting, and robbing a Miamisburg man.

READ MORE: Man kidnapped in Miamisburg, left at Rumpke recycling facility in Dayton

Jessica Boomershine and Billy Joe Farra, of Xenia, were arrested by Miamisburg Police in connection with the incident. A neighbor who lives right across the street says she saw Boomershine scoping out the house on Wileray Drive the day of the kidnapping.

She was reportedly seen twice on Wednesday while the homeowner was away, peeking in windows and walking around the house. She then sat in a car near the home for a while and watched it.

When the neighbor brought it up to the man who lived there and described her, he said he had met her at a casino a few days before. He later told police he had believed Boomershine was homeless, and had previously brought her to his home to give her money and food.

She had returned to the residence several times after that, asking for more money.

On Wednesday night, Boomershine and Farra broke into the man’s home while he was sleeping. They stole a weapon, among other items, and Farra began to attack him. They forced him into his car and made him withdraw money from an ATM.

Police say Boomershine was dropped off at a local casino, and Farra continued to drive the man around, even forcing him into the trunk at one point.

Farra reportedly panicked at one point as Dayton Police cruisers drove by. He ducked into the Rumpke facility, where the man was left.

A Rumpke employee called 911 when they found him Thursday morning, and he was then taken to a local hospital.

Miamisburg Police arrested the woman late Thursday night at Hollywood Gaming, and the man was arrested at a separate location.

The two face felony charges for aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping.

Farra will face an additional charge for having weapons under disability.

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