Man arrested after attempted abduction at Dublin hotel

DUBLIN, OH (WCMH) — Police in Dublin have arrested a man after he allegedly attacked a woman at a Dublin hotel and tried to force her into an elevator.

According to Dublin police, James D. Shelton, of Indianapolis, is charged with abduction and obstructing official business, both felonies.

Police said the incident happened around 10am Thursday. The victim told police Shelton grabbed her and tried to force her into an elevator at the Hampton Inn at 3920 Tuller Road. The victim’s arm was injured.

Police said Shelton took off running, leading police on a foot chase. Officers used a Taser to take him down and arrest him on I-270 west of Sawmill Road. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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