Toledo man charged for holding another against his will

Jeno Blackshear, 27, is charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault.

TOLEDO, Ohio – A Toledo man faces charges after police allege he held another man against his will and beat him in the basement of a rental building.

Jeno Blackshear, 27, is charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault. According to court records, 24-year-old Jonathan Bucher’s family members alleged he was being held by the suspect who was demanding large sums of money for his release.

Toledo Police and the FBI opened an investigation into a residence on the 900 block of Butler Street in East Toledo on Thursday. A vehicle driven by Blackshear was stopped at this point.

He was taken into custody and SWAT entered the house and found Bucher, who was injured in the incident. He was treated on the spot and refused further medical treatment.

According to the records, Bucher was held in the basement of the house for five hours. He reported being beaten with a piece of wood, mason jars, and paint cans and having persistent cuts that required stitches and a broken nose.

Blackshear’s bond was valued at $ 50,000.

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