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Man Arrested for Attempted Abduction of Children in Circleville


CIRCLEVILLE – A man has been arrested after attempting to abduct a female and her children.

Acocrding to police, on June 15, 2021 a Male approached a female that had two small children with her in the 400 Block of South Pickaway Street. The male was in a white 4 door vehicle and used the vehicle to block the female and juveniles in on the sidewalk and attempted to get them into the vehicle.

The female and children were able to get to a residence and call the Police. The vehicle was later located on Logan Street and it was discovered the vehicle had been stolen from the Pilot gas station on US RT 23 earlier on June 15, 2021.

A male named Wesley Stallworth was located in the 100 block of Logan Street and he matched the description given to Officers of the male that was driving the white 4 door vehicle. Upon searching Wesley, car keys were located in his pocket and the keys were discovered to belong to the stolen vehicle.

Wesley was charged with Receiving Stolen Property a Fourth Degree Felony and three counts of Attempted Abduction also Fourth Degree Felonies. Wesley also had a warrant for his arrest from Yellow Springs Ohio and from Ohio Adult Parole Authority.We would like to thank the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and Circleville Municipal Court Probation for their assistance today.