Hamilton County kidnapping leads to pursuit, ends in Vandalia

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VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A man is in custody after a child abduction case led to a pursuit ending in Vandalia Wednesday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the suspect is accused of stealing a vehicle with a 7-year-old child inside. A woman called 911 around 10:30 am, saying her car had been stolen from a motel in Hamilton County.

Authorities searched for the car and it was spotted just before noon near Dayton.

After chasing the car for a short time, authorities stopped it on National Road near I-75 in Vandalia, taking the man into custody.

The suspect reportedly dropped the child off at a relative’s house in Dayton before the chase.

The child was not injured.

Authorities say the suspect faces several charges including kidnapping.

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