Cincinnati man indicted for kidnapping


A Cincinnati man arrested in Cygnet for kidnapping has been indicted.

A Wood County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Langston Campbell, 27, for two counts kidnapping, both first-degree felonies; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

On Feb. 14, deputies with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Cygnet at approximately 12:20 p.m.

The driver was identified as Campbell. There was a female passenger sitting in the back seat of the vehicle and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office sergeant and a new patrol deputy, who was in training, took the initiative to separate the female from the driver.

Deputies learned that the unnamed 29-year-old female had been reported missing on Jan. 10 by her mother in San Bernardino, California. While interviewing the female during the traffic stop, they determined that she and her 2-year-old son had been kidnapped and held against their will in Detroit as well as in Port Huron, Michigan.

Campbell was taken to jail, where he remains with no bond.

The female was transported to Port Huron where she was reunited with the child.

The kidnapping charges allege Campbell, by threat or force, restrained a woman in order to terrorize her or inflict serious harm; and for restraining her for involuntary servitude.

He also is accused of destroying or concealing items to impair their value as evidence, impairing cell phone usage for emergency communications, and using his vehicle to commit the offense.

Campbell had previously been convicted of felonious restraint in 2023 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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