Police: Warren County man tried to abduct estranged wife in Ohio

A Warren County man was trying to kidnap his wife, according to police.

As NewsChannel 13 reported last week, James E. Murphy, 41, of Thurman, was arrested in connection with an attempted abduction in Ohio, about 60 miles outside of Cleveland.

Thurman is accused of trying to grab his estranged wife from a homeless shelter in Ashtabula, according to Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell.

She was able to get away from Murphy and make her way to the outskirts of the city, said Stell.

Murphy is being held in Warren County Court to answer the fugitive charge and will be extradited to Ohio at a later date.