North Jackson man faces two counts of kidnapping

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – A North Jackson man accused of kidnapping is in the Trumbull County Jail.

According to Niles police, Hale H. Burkholder III, 34, 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.

Police had been looking Burkholder since the incident was reported.

He surrendered on Friday and is facing two counts of kidnapping – a felony.

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