Bail set at $1million for Marion’s man accused of kidnapping woman

Bail has been set at $1 million for a Marion County man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and assaulting a woman.

Shane E. Hooper, 35, Marion, was charged with one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and one count of strangulation, a second-degree felony, when he appeared on June 8 before the municipal court of Marion. A victim protection order was also issued by the court. He is being held at the Marion Multi-County Correctional Center.

According to a Friday press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on June 3, officers from the Marion Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Silver Street to conduct a wellness check. While at the location, officers located a 28-year-old woman who had sustained serious injuries after being assaulted. The injuries were clearly visible, according to the investigators.

The woman was first transported to OhioHealth Marion General Hospital and later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus due to the severity of her injuries.

During the investigation, officers discovered that the incident in which the woman was injured occurred at a residence in the 6000 Smeltzer Road block in Prospect. At this point, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office then assumed jurisdiction over the investigation. Sheriff’s detectives later identified a suspect in the case and arrested Hooper on June 7.

No additional information about the incident or the investigation has been released. Much of the affidavit filed in support of Hooper’s arrest found on the Marion Municipal Court website has been redacted.

According to online records maintained by Marion City Court, Hooper is scheduled to appear in City Court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. Additionally, the case will also go before the Marion County Grand Jury on Wednesday, according to officials from the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

According to online records maintained by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Hooper was on parole at the time he allegedly kidnapped the woman. He had been released from Marion Correctional Facility in May 2021. He was convicted of one count of forgery, a fifth degree felony, in September 2020 and sentenced to eleven months in prison. He eventually served eight months after being credited with 55 days at Marion Multi-County Correctional Center during his trial in Marion County Common Pleas Court.

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