VIDEO: Pursuit leads state patrol to kidnap victim

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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CRUISER CAM: High-speed I-275 pursuit

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A trooper was dragged in a traffic stop on I-71 in Warren County

UPDATE @ 1:08 p.m. (June 3): The Ohio State Patrol has released cruiser camera video that shows troopers taking Thomas Gorman, 54, into custody following a high-speed pursuit May 19 that also turned up a kidnap victim.

UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (May 19):

Bond is more than $700,000 for a Florida man accused of kidnapping a woman and leading troopers on a high-speed pursuit.

Thomas Gorman, 54, of Lakeland, Fla., was booked into the Warren County Jail this evening for kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault and misdemeanor charges of failure to comply with order or signal of police, assault and for a traffic violation, according to jail records. He is to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

FIRST REPORT

A kidnapping victim was rescued today following a high-speed pursuit that began with a trooper dragged in Warren County and ended in a crash in Hamilton County.

Just after noon, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a reckless driver on southbound Interstate 71 near Ohio 48 in Warren County. A passenger, Barbara McCain, 51, of Tiltonsville, Ohio, indicated to the trooper she needed help, according to a media release.

The driver, Thomas Gorman of Lakeland, Fla., reportedly accelerated rapidly, dragging the trooper a short distance as he fled with McCain, officials said.

The trooper pursued the vehicle south on I-71 to westbound I-275.

Gorman reportedly lost control of his vehicle near Winton Road in Forest Park and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Gorman is charged with kidnapping, felonious assault, simple assault, fleeing and eluding and reckless operation. He’s in the Warren County Jail.

McCain suffered minor injuries from an assault by Gorman. She has since been reunited with her family. Troopers also suffered minor injuries while apprehending Gorman, according to the highway patrol.