A man who allegedly took a woman against her will from a home in Moon this afternoon was stopped less than two hours later in Ohio after police tracked his cell phone.
Moon police Capt. Gregory Seamon said police received a call about 12:30 p.m. from a translating service used by a Spanish-speaking man who said his sister, Maria Rios Andasol, 37, had been taken from a home on Sycamore Drive in the township's Mooncrest neighborhood shortly after noon by a man police identified as Noe Brisula.
Capt. Seamon said police were not sure whether Mr. Brisula is Ms. Andasol's ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, but said the couple were estranged.
Mr. Brisula's age was not available and police were unsure of his hometown. However, Capt. Seamon said police believe he was attempting to take Ms. Andasol to Houston, Texas.
The white Nissan Armada Mr. Brisula was driving, which police identified using surveillance camera footage, was stopped at about 2:05 p.m. by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Interstate 70. Ms. Andasol told police she was taken against her will but declined to press charges, Capt. Seamon said.
"She didn't want him prosecuted. She just wanted to go home," he said, adding that no injuries were reported in the incident.
First Published October 14, 2013 2:28 PM