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Man arraigned on 2 counts of attempted kidnapping

YOUNGSTOWN — An alleged attempted kidnapping has led to an arrest.

Police were called to the 300 block of Willis Avenue on the South Side at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday regarding a fight. When they got there, they saw a man holding a pipe in his hand, trying to attack another man, later identified as Darnell R. Cross, near the street.

The man holding the pipe told police that Cross, 33, of Miami Avenue, assaulted his neighbor after Cross tried to kidnap his children, ages 3 and 8, from his property, according to a police report.

Police arrested Cross on charges of attempted kidnapping and misdemeanor assault and took him to jail. If convicted, Cross could get more than 10 years in prison.

An attempt to get more information from a Younsgtown police detective on the alleged attempted kidnapping Wednesday was unsuccessful.

Cross was arraigned Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court on two counts of kidnapping.

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