Abducted college student, suspect killed while fleeing from troopers: Police

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Dept. of Public Safety/Ohio State University(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- After an Ohio State University student was abducted, the suspect allegedly led police on a chase, which ended in the deaths of both the victim and her alleged kidnapper.

Student Skylar Williams, 20, was at Ohio State's Mansfield campus at about 11:45 a.m. Monday when she was approached by suspect Ty'rell Pounds, according to Ohio State's public safety department.

Pounds, 24, reportedly armed with a handgun, forced Williams into a car and fled, the university's statement said.

"Someone just kidnapped a girl on campus with a gun," a frantic woman told a 911 dispatcher.

Pounds' roommate told police that Williams and Pounds were going through custody issues, authorities said. Williams had also previously accused Pounds of sexual assault in September 2018 and in a police report from Jan. 3, 2019, after Pounds tried to pull Williams into his vehicle at a gas station, she told police she had filed an order of protection against Pounds.

Pounds allegedly stole a car and ditched the initial one, according to the university.

Hours later, at about 3:30 p.m., a witness reported seeing a woman in distress at a gas station and forced into a car, Kentucky State Police said.

When officers tried to pull the driver over, Pounds allegedly fled, leading police on a chase, police said.

Pounds allegedly stole a car and ditched the initial one, according to the university.

Hours later, at about 3:30 p.m., a witness reported seeing a woman in distress at a gas station and forced into a car, Kentucky State Police said.

When officers tried to pull the driver over, Pounds allegedly fled, leading police on a chase, police said.

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