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September 4, 2013

Police: Econo Lodge kidnapper begged woman not to call authorities

An hour's worth of begging couldn't deter a woman from calling police after the father of her children allegedly beat her, then forced her to stay in a room at the Veterans Parkway Econo Lodge, according to a Recorder's Court hearing. Demetrius Johnson, 22, was arrested Monday after Columbus Police freed a woman he was allegedly holding captive in Room 118 of the hotel. He was heard on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, family violence simple battery, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during a Wednesday morning Recorder's Court session.

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