Man accused of abducting ex-wife, spitting on police officer

(ST. BERNARD, OH) -- A Cincinnati man faces multiple charges after police say he abducted his wife in front of their five children, and then spit on a police officer.

Around 9:15 p.m. on Monday night, police say Sean Jones, 35, entered the residence of a friend of his ex-wife, Kelly Weaver, 33, then detained his ex and their children in his van.

Witnesses say Jones had been making threats for the past week and had been warned by police to stay away.

The homeowner says Jones entered the residence with a can of gasoline and began waiving it over her 19-month-old baby. He then got into an argument with the owner and Weaver.

There were nine children present at the home at the time, five of which were Jones and Weaver's, but none of them were hurt.

Jones then grabbed Weaver by the arm and dragged her up the street to his van while their children, ages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 followed.

"My kids were saying, leave her alone, Daddy," Weaver said in an affidavit.

When police arrived, the blocked Jones from fleeing, but he persisted in his turbulent behavior by fighting and spitting at police.

The children were all released without harm.

Weaver received minor injuries to her arm and a police officer suffered a minor hand injury from the struggle.

Jones faces charges of kidnapping, two counts of child endangering, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer. His bond was set at $96,000.