A Marysville man has been charged with burglarizing a home then kidnapping the woman who lived there.
Tyson Carl Bodey, 44, of Marysville, has been charged with one count each of felonious assault, kidnapping and aggravated burglary.
Chief Deputy Tom Morgan with the Union County Sheriff’s Office said that Bodey was known to the victim and, “it appears he was there frequently.”
Officials allege that on the Monday night or early Tuesday morning, he broke into the home.
According to court documents, about 2:04 a.m., Tuesday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible domestic dispute in the 23000 block of Woodstock Road in Union Township.
When deputies arrived at the home they found it ransacked with bloodstains throughout the first floor.
Through investigation it was learned that Bodey allegedly assaulted a woman at her home on Woodstock Road. He then allegedly forced her into a vehicle and drove her to Columbus.
“Additional assaults are alleged to have occurred in the Columbus area while the female was being kept against her will in a 2018 Ford Fusion,” according to a release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
Morgan said at least two witnesses in Columbus reported seeing Bodey, “assault the woman and keep her from leaving the car.”
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol initiated a search for Bodey and the woman.
“We spent most of the night looking for him,” Morgan said.
Bodey’s vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Morse Road and Chesford Road in Columbus.
Franklin County Deputies took Bodey into custody.
Morgan said Bodey was arrested, “without incident.”
The victim was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital for treatment of what law enforcement officials are terming as “significant injuries.” She has been released from the hospital.
Officials said they initially identified Bodey as “a person of interest” after speaking with the witness who initially called 911 and with family members of the victim. Morgan said that when investigators spoke with the victim, she confirmed it was Bodey who allegedly broke into the home and took her.
Morgan could not say if a weapon was used as part of the alleged crimes. He said the sheriff’s office executed search warrants at the home, in the car and on Bodey’s body.
“We collected evidence at all three locations,” Morgan said.
Acording to reports, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Police Department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI) assisted with the investigation.
“It was an exhaustive investigation and we appreciate the assistance we had from Columbus Police Department, Franklin County, the highway patrol even BCI helped with the investigation and we are very pleased, “ Morgan said.
Bodey is being held without bond at the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the Marysville Municipal Court.
Officials said the incident remains under investigation and the case will be presented to a future grand jury.
If convicted on all counts, Bodey could face as many as 28 years in prison.
Body has an extensive criminal history with arrests for menacing, theft, forgery, aggravated vehicular assault and a variety of drug offenses.
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