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UPDATE: Lockland Police Arrest 'Person of Interest' in Abduction/Murder

UPDATE: Lockland Police Arrest 'Person of Interest' in Abduction/Murder

UPDATE: 44-Year-Old Christopher McFerron has now been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a Lockland business owner.

McFerron was arrested Saturday evening after a chase on I-275 involving dozens of officers. 

Police say McFerron abducted 72-year-old James Rolman on Friday after Rolman had withdrawn several thousand dollars from a bank. Rolman's body was found in the trunk of his car on Saturday.

McFerron's bond was set at $100,000 this morning.

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( Lockland, OH ) - Chris McFerron, 44, has a Monday court date.  He is a person of interest in the abduction and murder of James Rolman, 72.

McFerron was arrested near Blue Rock Rd. Saturday evening. Police said the arrest happened after a slow-speed chase that lasted an hour. 

McFerron is not formally charged yet in the abduction and murder. But he is charged with resisting arrest, inducing panic, and using a weapon while intoxicated. 

The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday.

Rolman was found in a car in the Lockland industrial park located at in the 200 block of Smalley Road.

Lockland police say that the car was found inside a silo at the industrial park by workers.

According to investigators, Rolman was found on the driver side with gun shot wounds to the back of his head.

Workers came in to check on the property to find the doors of the silo were closed, the doors to the silo are normally open according to the workers.

Rolman was last seen Friday around 11:30 a.m. at the Williams Street U.S. Bank where he reportedly withdrew $6,500 in cash. 

Investigators say that security video showed Rolman entering his 2013 Ford Taurus before an unknown man approached the car and got inside.

Rolman ran Hirschberg Scrap Metal in Lockland, where a makeshift memorial has been set up outside the main gate. 

 

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