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OSP: Woman held hostage, trooper dragged during police chase

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A man is in custody after he allegedly kidnapped a woman and led state troopers on a chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash on I-275. 

Highway Patrol stopped a pickup truck driven by Thomas Gorman, from Lakeland, Florida, for a reports of reckless driving in the southbound lanes of Interstate 71 in Warren County Thursday afternoon, Ohio State Highway Patrol said. 

Investigators say the female passenger in the truck told the trooper that she needed help. That is when OSP says Gorman took off, dragging the trooper a short distance.  

Gorman, 51, led police on a pursuit onto I-275. OSP troopers were able to box the truck in and the suspect lost control of vehicle on westbound I-275 near Winton Road.  

Gorman was taken into custody after a brief struggle, OSP said.

OSP says several state highway vehicles sustained damage and some troopers sustained minor injuries. 

The female passenger suffered minor injuries from being assaulted by Gorman, police said. 

Gorman is charged with kidnapping, felonious assault, fleeing and eluding and reckless operation. He is now at the Warren County jail and goes to court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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