N. Jackson man held on kidnapping charges

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) — A judge set the bond for Hale H. Burkholder III, 34, at $50,000 after he pleaded not guilty during his video arraignment on charges of kidnapping Monday morning.

Authorities are holding Burkholder in the Trumbull County Jail Monday..

According to Niles police, Burkholder was giving a woman a ride in the McKees Lane area of the city on Wednesday. While in the vehicle, he tried to force her to commit a sex act, police reported.

He then allegedly stopped the vehicle, took her into a wooded area and tried to remove her clothing. The victim got away and went to the police station.

Burkholder is due back in court later this month.

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