Police: Man accused of stabbing, setting fire to 2 women in Ohio

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Police say suspect Allen Crawford also is accused of taking his three children

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a man has been accused of binding two women with tape, stabbing them and setting them on fire at an Ohio apartment.

Willoughby Hills police say one woman managed to call for help around 5 p.m. Sunday, and she and her sister were hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say suspect Allen Crawford also is accused of then taking his three children by one of the women. Authorities say he dropped off the children with relatives before turning himself in to Cleveland police later Sunday.

A Willoughby Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered no bond for the 27-year-old Cleveland man. Court records show he is charged with attempted aggravated murder and kidnapping. The records don’t list an attorney for him.

Authorities didn’t comment on a motive.

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07/22/19 13:09:36 (GMT -4:00)

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