VAN WERT — Van Wert Police are investigating a reported possible abduction and felonious assault in Van Wert. The dispatch center took a call at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday from a woman who claimed that she had been held for more than 24 hours before she was able to escape.
A search warrant was issued for 412 1/2 S. Washington St., and the warrant was executed at 10:46 a.m. the same day. Evidence found at the scene by the Van Wert Police Special Response Team led to the arrest of two men.
Elmeco R. Crisp, 38, formerly of Van Wert but now listed at a Lima address was arrested on charges of abduction and felonious assault. James D. Wilson, 57, who lives at the home that was searched, was arrested for felonious assault.
The two men are being held at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the incident is continuing.