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Person of Interest Identified in Case of Lockland Businessman's Death

LOCKLAND -- A day after 72-year-old James Rolman was abducted, he was found shot to death inside his own car.

Hours later, police arrested a person of interest. Christopher McFerron was arrested after a bizarre series of events on the interstate.

He's facing several charges related to a low-speed pursuit that he led officers on, and while police say he's a person of interest, he's not facing any charges related to the murder and abduction of James Rolman.

According to court documents, McFerron kicked his wife out of the car, put a gun to his head and led police on a chase on I-275 for about an hour.

McFerron faces charges of resisting arrest, induing panic and using weapons while intoxicated.

On the sidewalk, Annette Overstreet wrote a message to James Rolman. "I wrote 'Rest in peace. Thanks for everything'," she said.

Overstreet says Rolman helped her an her husband find a home. Overstreet's husband even worked for Rolman at the steel and recycle center on Longworth Street.

According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's office, McFerron lives less than a mile from Rolman's business with his wife and son.

Bennie Bowman also lives close. he says he's sold scrap metal to Rolman's company in the past.

"It's a sad situation; he didn't deserve that," said Bowman.

Some neighbors said they believe more people are involved and will be arrested.

McFerron is scheduled to go before a Hamilton County judge Monday morning.

Source: Local 12, WKRC



Previous coverage:

Man Believed to be Abducted from Bank Found Dead

LOCKLAND -- The man who was believed to be abducted from a bank after withdrawing money was found dead today.

Another man was seen in surveillance video at the bank getting into 72-year-old James Rolman's car about 11 a.m. Friday at a US Bank branch in Lockland, a suburb of Cincinnati.

We will update this developing story as additional information becomes available.



Previous coverage:

LOCKLAND -- A Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a man police suspect was abducted while at the bank.

The Lockland Police Department issued the alert after James Rolman disappeared about 11 a.m. Friday from the US Bank at 131 Williams Street in Lockland.

Rolman was last seen withdrawing money at the bank. After that, an unknown male was seen approaching his vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair. Video from the bank shows the man wearing a blue shirt and white shoes. He is seen walking up to Rolman's car after he left the bank. The suspect got into Rolman's car and the two drove off.

Rolman was driving a silver 2013 Ford Taurus with Ohio license number FTM 4893.

Rolman, 72, is described as a white male, 5-foot-11 and 235 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you witnessed the incident at the bank or know anything about Rolman's disappearance or the suspect, you are asked to call 911 or 866-693-9171 to be transferred to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

 
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