Warren judge dismisses charges against 2 men

WARREN — Judge Thomas Gysegem of Warren Municipal Court dismissed kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges against two men after a preliminary hearing in which the purported victim admitted he lied about some details.

Army Staff Sgt. William J. Hollis, 29, of Hermitage, Pa., admitted he lied when he told Howland police he was kidnapped the night of Jan. 20 at the intersection of North Road and Adrian Drive.

The kidnapping actually began at an unspecified motel on U.S. Route 422, where he was with a female, Hollis testified at today’s hearing. Defense attorneys suggested it may have began at a Niles motel.

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