WARREN - Preliminary hearings for two men accused of kidnapping a 29-year-old man Jan. 20 and forcing him at gunpoint to go to two area ATMs are scheduled for Thursday in municipal court.
Howland police said they identified Daniel D. Boone Jr., 24, of Risher Road, Leavittsburg, and Juan D. Jordan, 23, of Union Street S.W., Warren, through an ATM photo. They are each charged with kidnapping and aggravated robbery.
They are each being held at the Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond. Both men are due back in Warren Municipal Court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
William J. Hollis, who is in the U.S. Army, told police he was on his way home from Virginia and had just turned onto Adrian Drive S.E. from North Road S.E. in Howland around 6 p.m. when two males on the side of the road flagged him to stop, according to a Howland police report.
Hollis told police he rolled his window down to see what they wanted and was pulled from car and held at gunpoint. Hollis said the men told him to get into the passenger seat of his car and made him get undressed so they could go through his clothing, the report states. Hollis said they took his personal and government cell phone.
He told police the men allowed to him to get dressed and made him put his head down below the dash. Hollis told police the assailants repeatedly punched him in the sides and back of his head and neck, the report states. He told police the gunmen repeatedly threatened to kill him and told him they would "set him up."
Reports state that Boone and Jordan drove Hollis to an gas station he didn't know on U.S. Route 422, possibly in Niles, where he withdrew $120 , then drove him to Chase Bank in Niles, where he was forced to give one of the men his ATM card and PIN to withdraw $400.
They then headed to the Huntington ATM on Main Avenue S.W., where Hollis was able to jump out of the car when the the gunmen were arguing over the ATM machine. Hollis told police he ran to the Burger King across the street for help.
Reports indicate that Hollis was stationed at the 910th Airlift Wing of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station but was recently relocated to Pennsylvania.
His car was recovered two days later in Niles.