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Published: Wednesday, 11/1/2006

Toledo man under arrest in assault of motorist

A 24-year-old Toledo man has been arrested for attempted kidnapping and domestic violence after jumping on a woman's car, breaking a window, and assaulting her as she was driving, which caused a four-vehicle accident in East Toledo late Monday, authorities said.

Curtis Carpenter, of 626 Carver Blvd., was picked up on an arrest warrant issued in Oregon Municipal Court and booked into the Lucas County jail yesterday, authorities said.

Mr. Carpenter was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Mr. Carpenter threatened Mia D. Bembry, 25, of 625 Broer Ave., while she was in her vehicle at her place of employment on Munding Drive near Wheeling Street, Oregon police said.

When she would not let him into the vehicle, he jumped onto the hood of the car and started punching the windshield while Miss Bembry began driving northbound on Wheeling headed toward East Toledo. Mr. Carpenter then punched out the back window, entered the vehicle, and began assaulting her, Oregon police said.

While he was trying to take control of the vehicle, it hit the rear of a parked car in East Toledo just south of Fremont Street, Toledo police said.

The accident, which occurred about 11:45 p.m., caused a chain reaction, in which two other cars parked in front of the one that was struck also were damaged.

After the accident, Mr. Carpenter fled on foot, Oregon police said.

Miss Bembry was taken to St. Charles Mercy Hospital, but a hospital spokesman said she had no information on a patient by that name.

Miss Bembry told Oregon police that problems with Mr. Carpenter began early Monday when she moved her property and their child's property out of their residence on Carver.



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