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Posted on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 : 12:43 p.m.

Men accused of abducting woman in May scheduled for trial in December

By Kyle Feldscher

The two men accused of abducting a woman from her Ypsilanti apartment in May will face trial in December, according to court records.

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Jeremy Abston

Courtesy of YPD

Jeremy Abston, 27, and Raymond March, 22, are scheduled to return to court for final pretrial hearings at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 before their trials begin on Dec. 9, court records show. Abston and March are accused of abducting 25-year-old Farrah Cook on as she left her Hamilton Crossing apartment on the way to work.

Abston and March were in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown last week for pretrial hearings, records show. Both men are still lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail.

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Raymond March

Raymond March

Abston and March are accused of abducting Cook in the parking lot of Hamilton Crossing at 5:30 a.m. May 6. According to police, Cook was taken to an apartment in The Villas, in Ypsilanti Township, where she was held for hours before escaping.

The two men face a litany of criminal charges related to the case.

Abston is charged with unlawful imprisonment, conspiracy to commit unlawful imprisonment, interfering with the reporting of a crime, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny in a building, three charges of interfering with electronic communications, aggravated domestic violence, assault and battery and malicious destruction of property worth less than $200.

March is charged with unlawful imprisonment, conspiracy to commit unlawful imprisonment, interfering with the reporting of a crime and aggravated assault.

Both men are being held on $250,000 bonds.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

ArthGuinness

Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 2:31 a.m.

I remember the abduction, but missed the news where these twerps had been caught. Good job to the police finding them. Also to Cook and the passerby whose intervention helped her escape, both acted very bravely (based on the info in the first linked story).