At one point, Abston took the magazine out of the handgun, pointed the weapon at one of the women and pulled the trigger, court documents state.
Police said Abston choked two of the women and then tried to force one to perform a sex act.
Court records state Abston was on parole for felonious assault.
A Dayton man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly held three women against their will at gunpoint and attempted to sexually assault them, according to court records.
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Jake Abston, 31, remains in the Montgomery County Jail after being arrested earlier this week.
Abston is facing charges of kidnapping, abduction, and having weapons under disability in connection to the Dec. 21 incident, court documents show.
Abston is accused of holding the three women against their will in an attempted sexual assault at a home on South Torrence Street Dec. 21, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
He was scheduled for arraignment on the charges in Dayton Municipal Court yesterday, however the result of the hearing was not immediately available.