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Austintown man claims he was abducted and held hostage for days

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An Austintown Township man tells Youngstown police that he was kidnapped and held against his will at a south side home.

33-year-old William Darkadakis tells officers that a man demanding money forced him into a car at gunpoint on the 26-hundred block of Glenwood Avenue on Tuesday.

Darkadakis claims he was driven to a home at 330 West Earle Avenue where his wallet and cell phone were taken, and then he says was held at gunpoint by four males for several days.

The victim says he ran out the front door early Thursday when his captors were out of the room.

Darkadakis flagged down a police cruiser and led officers back to the home.

Police say people in the home tried to escape. One suspect was arrested as he dangled from a bed sheet hanging from second floor window trying to elude officers.

32-year-old Stacey Rice, 16-year-old Joseph Haskins-Dawson, and 33-year-old Kenneth Hubbard are charged with robbery and kidnapping.

A fourth person named by Darkadakis was not at the home when police made the arrests.  

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