Ohio kidnapper also had 2002 case involving his ex

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland authorities say an ex-con who kidnapped his former girlfriend at gunpoint and killed himself as police closed in was charged with trying to abduct the woman 11 years ago.

The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/19G4fIJ ) reports Derrick Hudson was accused of forcing the woman from an apartment and trying to strangle her in 2002. A county prosecutor’s spokesman tells the newspaper Hudson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in that case, and a kidnapping charge was dropped in exchange.

The pair had a long history. Hudson recently was released from prison after serving 10 years for manslaughter in the killing of the woman’s boyfriend at the time.

Police say the 35-year-old Hudson abducted the woman Saturday. Officers following a tip Monday found her with an injured arm but otherwise in good condition.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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