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Bond set at $1.5 million for suspect charged with terrorizing family

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Bond was set at $1.5 million Tuesday for a man charged with holding his family against their will and terrorizing them.

Quinn Edwards, 27, is held at the Hamilton County jail on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence, obstructing official business and having weapons under disability.

According to court records, he argued with a woman at a residence in the 6900 block of Colerain Avenue Monday and dragged her into a bedroom. Colerain Township police say he knocked the woman down, kicked her in the stomach and started strangling her.

Edwards' son, 5, ran to a neighbor's home to call police. When the boy returned, Edwards is accused of picking him up by the shirt collar and punching him twice in the stomach.

When Colerain Township police arrived and began knocking on the door, they said Edwards held the woman, his 5-year-old son and another boy, 7, at gunpoint in a back bedroom and refused to let them leave.

Officers left. Edwards told the males to go to a downstairs bedroom and not to come out, court records show. He followed them down, giving the woman the opportunity to call 911.

Edwards went back upstairs and discovered her on the phone. He bent her over a stair rail, holding a pistol to her head, threatening: "If the police show up, Ill blow your brains out," police wrote in a sworn statement.

When officers responded for the second time, Edwards took the woman into a rear bedroom, still holding her at gunpoint. He threatened to kill her again if the police came in and pointed the gun at her head.

He ordered her to answer the door and lie to police, telling them everything was fine while he hid in the bedroom behind a mattress.

Edwards has a violent past and has a history of not appearing in court, according to county prosecutors.

He was convicted of domestic violence last year in Dekalb County, Georgia, and has a 2006 conviction for carrying concealed weapons in Hamilton County.

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